Category: Updates

Barkman Celebrates 70 Years of Creating Concrete Solutions

March 08, 2018

Barkman Hardware Arnold, Edwin and Peter Barkman started Barkman Hardware when they first bought Bills’ Paint Shop on Mainstreet in 1948. Starting out as a small tinsmithing shop, the company soon grew to include all manner of plumbing and heating supplies. According to the late Peter Barkman, “It was just an open space with a […]

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Barkman Named One of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

March 08, 2018

Barkman is being recognized for overall business performance and sustained growth with the prestigious Canada’s Best Managed Companies designation. The 2018 Best Managed program award winners are amongst the best-in-class of Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over $15 million demonstrating strategy, capability and commitment to achieve sustainable growth. Now in its 25th year, […]

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Landscape Architecture Design Competition

January 04, 2018

Barkman Concrete values education and enjoys partnering with students to contribute to their learning through Barkman’s scholarship program. Since 2010, Barkman has partnered with the University of Manitoba to hold an annual architectural design competition. Groups of students are charged with designing an innovative and unique concrete product with parameters that are outlined by Barkman […]

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Upcoming Trade Shows Feature Our New Site Furnishing Products

October 18, 2017

The ASLA EXPO is upon us again and this year it’s in Los Angeles. The ASLA EXPO is the largest in the industry and is a great way to come in contact with new products, services, technology applications, and design solutions. Drawing thousands of customers each year and hundreds of exhibitors, it really is an invaluable opportunity […]

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5 Patio Styles for Your Backyard Oasis

September 08, 2017

There are so many ways in which you can express your own personal style when designing your Barkman patio. You get to choose where it will go, how it will look, and what features and designs it will showcase. Whatever you decide, the patio should be filled with your own character and style. Here are […]

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Installing Large Format Broadway Pavers

August 02, 2017

To address the needs of residential and commercial customers looking for modern paver design options, our Broadway Family of Pavers now has two larger sizes (900x450x100 mm and 900x900x100 mm) in Charcoal, Natural and Sterling colours. This allow for limitless design possibilities in outdoor environment applications. Installing this is now easy with our new vacuum lift. See below our vacuum lift in […]

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How to Install the Architextures Retaining Wall

July 25, 2017

Architextures is the latest large format, contemporary retaining wall from Barkman which is designed to fit seamlessly in the most modern of spaces. Its streamlined look and thickness allows for a variety of applications. As showcased by our new wall, Barkman has the ability to create a “streaking” effect on the surface of the product to allow […]

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How to Keep Your Pavers Weed Free

July 19, 2017

Choosing to build a driveway, patio, pool deck or walkway with pavers is one of the best long term investments you can make. Pavers don’t crack like poured pads and are easily repaired and re-levelled. However, without occasional maintenance the look of a paved surface can deteriorate over time. It is commonly thought that weeds grow up between the joints of […]

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Canada 150 Recipes with Harvest Grove Outdoor Kitchen Kits

July 11, 2017

This July 1st is a big day in Canadian history as it marks 150 years of Canadian independence. With such a big day coming up, everyone is in a festive mood and are planning their Canada Day celebrations. Here are some of our recipe ideas that can you use to spice up your own celebration […]

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What to Do with White Residue on Pavers

July 10, 2017

Having installed your newly purchased hardscape product, you might have noticed in some cases that that there’s a bit of white residue that won’t seem to come off.  The most likely cause of this white residue on the surface of pavers is a naturally occurring phenomenon called efflorescence. It occurs when water-soluble salts within the paver […]

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