Cremations are up over 80% vs. full burials. With this in mind, we offer many solutions to help memorialize these graves sites. As opposed to a traditional burial or scattering, these stones can be used in a cemetery or place with a special meaning, with your loved ones cremation urn inside, protected by stone.
The area for the urn is called a niche, and can be either be built with stone, or created by coring a stone. Stones that are designed to hold cremation urns come in a wide variety. There is a Columbarium, which is a stone with multiple niches for urns. This is sometimes called a house style and is often used by families. We also offer cremation benches, that hold single or multiple cremation urns. These offer the ultimate functionality of a place to rest. Cremation markers and monuments are other options, and they would have a cored spot for an urn.
It is important that you talk with the caretaker of the cemetery to find out what they will allow on your lot. Each cemetery has it’s own set of rules, it’s crucial to find out what rules or regulations apply to you before starting the process of memorializing your loved one. Often, a cremation option is allowed in place of a monument.
Like monuments, benches that hold ashes should be installed on a poured concrete foundation for stabilization.