Resting place monuments are used to memorialize the deceased and can be used to mark the area where ashes have been buried in an urn. They can also be used on a separate plot just for memorial purposes if the ashes have been scattered. There are various health and safety regulations in each state relating to the scattering and burial of ashes and it is vitally important you adhere to these regulations. Professional and experienced funeral directors are familiar with these regulations and will be able to advise you accordingly.
You will find there are various types of monuments available on the market in the form of grave markers, headstones, epitaphs and so on. Cemeteries will each have their own regulations in terms of size, placement and the materials used in your monument if it is to be located within the cemetery. Another factor that will influence the design and appearance of your monument is the religious beliefs of the deceased. In some cultures it can be as long as a year before the headstone or monument is unveiled.
What you need to know Before Ordering Your Monument
Funeral homes will usually provide you with some monument options when helping you with your funeral arrangements. This will eliminate the risk of your chosen monument not being in compliance with cemetery regulations. Alternatively you can deal with local stone masons if you wish to arrange your own monument for your loved ones resting place.
If you are worried about potential expensive damage to the headstone, grave marker or any other type of monument, you can insure it with your household damage cover. Many home insurance policies include cover against vandalism, accidental damage and so on.
In many instances, individuals can pre-order their monument or grave marker for economical reasons. At Basic Funerals we can assist you to decide on which monument or grave marker is best suited to your needs and budget. To learn more about monuments for burials, contact us at Basic Funerals today.