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.

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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To Seal Or Not To Seal Your Outdoor Hardscape?

 On our last blog, we touched on the idea of sealing and coating your natural stone. But does your natural ...
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Belgard’s Simplicity Tour

Join us Tuesday, August 8 at the Mountain View Masonry Showroom. Belgard’s Simplicity Tour will be making a stop in ...
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How to Treat Stains in Your Natural Stone Patio

Imagine you’re hosting a backyard summer party. Everyone’s smiling and leaning into conversations. Drinks in hand. Then one of your ...
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pool coping and decks travertine bullnose

Expert Advice On Pool Decks and Coping

 So you need a new pool deck. Maybe you’d prefer modern pool coping showing fewer joints and sharper angles? Or ...
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