Already from the beginning of the 1950s the use of mechanical means began which allowed their extraction from the quarries, in a regular and perfect way. For years, the blocks have been used for the construction of masonry and their wide use, it also arrives in the gardens and courtyards of small and medium-sized villas to build low walls or to outline paths. The consistency of the blocks is appreciated in the building field because they are very light since they contain lapilli. They are much lighter than the usual bricks and find satisfaction in almost all construction works.
They are very porous, therefore their installation on the ground is facilitated because they immediately take root in the cement mortar. They are permeable and even if they absorb a certain degree of humidity, they release it over time into the environment. Compared to common hollow bricks, they insulate better and are difficult to let through by heat. They are very friable but manage to retain the compression well. THE tuff blocks they are extracted in different sizes according to requirements.
You favor blocks of tuff
The tuff blocks have innumerable qualities. It must be said that they are very light and manage to give resistance and solidity despite their small weight. They are very malleable because they are easily shaped and workable due to their great friability. They are aesthetically beautiful and time, instead of wearing out the walls of the blocks, makes them even more fascinating and rustic. They cost much less than other bricks and then you just have to buy them in a place near the quarry where they are extracted, and you save on transport costs.
When you raise a wall with a block of tuff, this is done very quickly. In addition, the block buildings of tuff, even if not plastered immediately, are always very fascinating. Different builders use to outline the bricks in white, inserting the color in the joints between one block and another. The effect is really pleasant and more and more people are requesting this type of operation for their constructions.