Save Thousands if You get the Right Burial Vault
Final Arrangements Information Sheet
There are burial vaults you can
buy for 50% less. Just see The
Cemetery Registry and see how many owners are selling their burial vaults as
part of their cemetery lots for sale registration. If you understand what burial
vaults are for, you could, literally, save thousands in final
arrangements costs when preplanning. Buying anything but the least expensive
burial vault one
can use, at a cemetery which requires a burial vault, is, in the opinion of The Final
Arrangements Network, a waste of money. The most one should do is, if it makes
you feel better, get the one that is lined.
The burial vault has one function
besides being the receptacle the casket goes in on a cemetery lot. It is not a
protective covering for the casket. It is a practical cemetery requirement to
prevent their grounds from creating a undulating appearance of sunken ground
that results from earth settling after a grave is filled in. It allows the
grounds crews to use heavy equipment to cut the grass and not risk damage from
ruts and holes created by settling earth.
The choice of other than the bare minimum
required by the cemetery is your personal choice. You can spend a few hundred
for a perfectly adequate concrete and asphalt coated burial vault all the way up to a
stainless steel or copper engraved one costing thousands of dollars. Either one
will do the job the cemetery wants done by requiring a burial vault in the first place.
If you really are looking to save money on both
the cemetery lot and burial vault, you should check The
Cemetery Registry Final Arrangements Network's multiple listing of
registered cemetery lots for sale. A number of these owners offer not only the
lot but often the cemetery vaults as well. Savings are tremendous, often 50% off current
cemetery prices is not unusual. If you can find one at a cemetery that would be
acceptable to your final arrangements preplanning, you would be well served to
take this route. Read our page on buying
cemetery lots for sale by private owner for more information.
The ideal cemetery arrangement is where no burial
is required at all but those are few and far between. You can have a no burial vault
required situation on private property if you are in a state where this is
allowed. Please check out the state rules on burials under the heading Caring
for Your Own Dead at the Funeral Consumers Alliance website for information
about your options.
If you are going to have a burial
as part of your final arrangements preplanning and you intend to use a cemetery,
the likelihood is you will be required to purchase a vault. Here are some
sources for information on vaults we have found or have asked to be listed
below to help your final arrangements preplanning program.
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Your local Cemetery often sells
and installs their own vaults or those of a local manufacturer who supplies
Often you will get the best for the least going this route.
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