Category: Product Information

Representing Outcropping and Kodah in Edmonton

“The introduction of Rosetta Kodah to the retaining wall family at Barkman could not have come at a better tiime,” according to Gary with M.D. Lawn Care & Landscaping Ltd. Gary has been installing retaining walls for Landmark townhome projects in the Greater Edmonton area for years, initially using Pisa2 and RomanPisa, then as recently as two years ago, the Landscape Architect […]

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Spotlight: An Extraordinary Hill Side Installation

The picturesque Okanagan Valley is not lacking serene landscapes and breathtaking views. Landscapers are met with the challenge of honouring the natural landscape with intelligent designs that work with the existing landscape rather than against it. Such was the challenge for Tim Valerioti, owner and operator of Hampton Pools and Landscape. He was tasked with constructing […]

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Summer Student Builds Fireplace Kit

This summer I, JayZ, a summer student here at Barkman Concrete, was given a challenge to build a Compact Fireplace. At first, I did not think I would be able to build it because of my total lack of construction skills, but after some reassurances and encouragement, I decided to give it a go.  Now, […]

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University of Calgary’s Taylor Institute Features Broadway

The University of Calgary continues to upgrade and expand its public spaces on campus and with every new building project, comes new and exciting hardscape designs for the faculty and students that call the UofC home.  The Taylor Institute for Teaching & Learning is one of several new buildings on campus that reflect the new […]

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Terra Nova – A New Concrete Slab for 2016

As part of our 2016 product lineup, we’re excited to introduce Terra Nova, a new concrete slab that looks just like hardwood. Terra Nova is our modern counterpart to the rustic-styled Bridgewood slab, and is perfect for homeowners seeking to create a warm space that maintains all the practical advantages of concrete. Terra Nova is cast using 40 cuts of wood, […]

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Cleaning Concrete Countertops

As with any other type of stain, stains on your concrete countertop should be removed as soon as possible. The longer a stain is left untended, the further it can migrate into the concrete, making removal increasingly difficult. Generally, a bit of water and a mild dishwashing soap will take care of most stains. We […]

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Spotlight: River Edge

  When the Small family purchased a riverfront lot near Winnipeg, Manitoba, they knew they would eventually have to deal with the steep slope separating the house from the river. “The bank was just wild and wooded. I always had a concept that I wanted to do something tiered rather than keeping the slope,” explained […]

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Creative Concrete Creations

If you happen to frequent sites like Pinterest, Dwell or Design Milk, or you follow us on Facebook or Twitter, you will have no doubt come across some really intriguing products created using concrete. As a concrete company, we are naturally excited to see concrete used in unique and interesting ways. While concrete is certainly not suited for all applications, a growing […]

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BC Place and Barkman

Barkman was really proud to play an important role in the extreme makeover of BC Place. The stadium is arguably the premiere stadium in the CLF and an important architectural landmark in beautiful downtown Vancouver. Barkman manufactured several 11ft long by 6ft wide GFRC planters in the shape of the stadium, adding to the already […]

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Trench at the Museum of Human Rights

It has been a few months in the works, but we were finally able to ship the trench ordered for the new Museum of Human Rights site in Winnipeg, Manitoba. When I went to see the installation, I was lucky enough to be given a tour of the new facility and it is without question, one of […]

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