PBM design and build blog for how tos ,tips and ideas to your indoor and outdoor natural stone, brick, manufactured stone, stone veneer and other projects.

Welcome to Peninsula Building Materials' Design & Build Blog!  PBM specializes in natural stone, manufactured stone, brick, pavers, natural stone veneer and more. Stay in tune with industry trends, new building material products and local project highlights. Follow our best practices and tips for successful landscape, hardscape and interior stone project completion. Let us help you find the best products that represents the look, feel and integrity of your design.

PBM Blog covering topics related to outdoor hardscape and alndscape projects using high quality natural stone, bricks, pavers, manufactured stone. Serving Northern California since 1923.
Selecting the right natural stone and hardscape for extreme weather conditions

Landscaping for More Extreme Weather

UPDATED: November 1st, 2023 Over the past decade California has experienced more extreme weather, including wetter winters and drier summers.  ...
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US Stone visits PBM

Sip some wine, indulge in our charcuterie board, and visit with one of our top vendors from Kansas: US Stone ...
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building materials including old brick patios and walkways

Brick: A Timeless Material For Outdoor Projects

Brick is a versatile material that can be used for a variety of outdoor projects. Because of its clay-fired composition ...
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Getting Started with Outdoor Porcelain Tile

"I want something maintenance free.” We hear this often in the showroom. Customers want material that is user-friendly and easy ...
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How to Construct a Retaining Wall

In today’s blog, we asked our local AI chatbot to write a how-to on building retaining walls. All errors to ...
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Natural stone: San Francisco cobblestone for your driveway project

Brief History of Cobblestone

San Francisco cobblestone streets—charming and chiseled with history. These days precast pavers are popular for driveways. But if you’re looking ...
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