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Planning Your Landscape Project In 2022

Planning a landscape project can be a daunting task. Approaching it in phases can help make the project more manageable. This guide summarizes the different elements involved in planning.     1. Get Inspiration From Designs You Love What do you want? This is where you should begin. Here are some questions to ask yourself. […]

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What Are Paver Base Layers?

It’s What’s Underneath That Counts One of the most common mistakes you can make when installing pavers is not having the correct base layers. In dealing with hardscape products, your base includes the layers of aggregate directly under your paving stones that give your hardscape stability, strength, and permeable power. Let us go over what […]

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Retaining Wall Material Requirements

Are you thinking of putting in a new Barkman retaining wall? Correctly measuring your base and drainage material is essential to ensure your installation stands the test of time. By using the table below, you will be able to calculate your material requirements. For more information on installing our walls check out the Wall Installation […]

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Paver Material Requirements

Are you thinking of putting in new Barkman pavers? Correctly measuring your base and drainage material is essential to ensure your installation stands the test of time. By using the table below, you will be able to calculate your material requirements. For more information on installing our pavers check out the Paver Install Guide which […]

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Barkman, U of M Partnership Continues to Drive Innovation

Along with continual innovation, Barkman believes that business is built upon loyalty. From the homeowner who enjoys their backyard patio to the architects that design and specify vast urban parks and plazas, the commitment to these relationships and partnerships is the key to building better communities. That is why Barkman is so proud of the […]

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Expanded Capacity, Better Distribution – A New Barkman Plant in Merritt, BC

Barkman has developed a name as an innovator in precast concrete manufacturing. What started as a small hardware store that went on to produce concrete septic tanks in Steinbach, Manitoba, has grown into a company that produces a diverse line of precast concrete products with over 200 employees across three manufacturing locations.  Barkman’s vision is “to […]

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Fire Pit Safety

Gathering around a warm, inviting fire is one of the great joys of the summer months. Before grabbing the marshmallows and roasting sticks, read up on fire pit safety to ensure your backyard fire is a safe one. Before starting any fire, always check to see if any municipal or county burn restrictions are in […]

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Fall Paver and Slab Care

Fall is an excellent time to give your pavers and slabs some attention as lawn and garden care winds down. Winter is particularly rough on hardscapes; freeze/thaw cycles, moisture build-up and de-icing salts can all wreak havoc on a concrete surface over time. With a bit of preventative maintenance in the fall, you can limit […]

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3 Creative Ideas For A Pallet of Kodah Walls

Kodah wall may just make you look twice. Go ahead and stare. The modern, linear proportions and realistic limestone texture of each block make a bold statement in any landscape. Retaining walls, garden walls and double-sided free-standing walls are all possible with Kodah. Consistent block height makes installation more straightforward than other Rosetta systems, although […]

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6 Creative Ideas For A Pallet of Rosetta Dimensional Wall

Starting a new landscape project can feel intimidating. To get you headed in the right direction, we’ve put together six simple designs using Rosetta Dimensional Wall. We created these designs to give you an idea of what’s possible with a single pallet of product. Each pallet comes with a single, 8 x 12 block size. […]

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