- Are there restrictions regarding the size of the headstone I should buy?
- Which material is best for a headstone?
- What technique lasts the longest on headstones?
- What are the different types of headstones?
- What are the different headstone materials?
- What are the different headstones finishes?
- How long can a headstone last?
- Can the headstone design be altered once it’s completed?
- Can I add a picture to a headstone?
- Who installs the headstone?
- How long after burial can a headstone be erected?
- What things should I consider before purchasing a headstone?
- Can a portrait be used on stone, bronze, upright, or ground level monuments?
- How can a plaque be made unique and special?
- Can I add a name to a plaque?
- How can I determine the size of the plaque I should order for a Headstone?
- Can the porcelain portrait be used on urns?
- Will the colors of the pictures created on porcelain portraits fade with time?
- Will the picture look exactly the same on the porcelain plaque?
- What photo size works best with porcelain plaques?
- What are the benefits of a private family mausoleum?
- What are the different types of mausoleums?
- What types of mausoleums are available for cremated remains?
- Does every cemetery allow fortress mausoleums?
- Why use a mausoleum rather than a ground burial?
- Does a fortress mausoleum require a pre-poured foundation?
- Recently my sister passed away. She was 6 years old. When she was alive, she liked teddy bears. I want to dedicate a mausoleum to her with a teddy bear in it. How can I get it done?
- What are the benefits of constructing a mausoleum?
How long should you wait before buying a monument?
Do you create monuments and do cemetery lettering all year long?
What do I need to know about purchasing a monument?
What are monuments made of?
What are typical monument styles? With today’s technology a memorial artist can create a variety of monument styles, shapes and sizes.
- Flush markers – these are placed flush with the ground, these are not very high above the ground, with the back of the stone being a few inches higher than the front. Slant markers – these stand typically 16 or so inches above the ground with the back of the stone straight vertical, and the front sloping at about a 45 degree angle. Traditional upright monument – these are typically a two piece memorial consisting of the monument and a base that it is attached to, or a one piece monument (called a monolith) with a portion of it buried into the ground. Ledgers – these are flat to the ground memorials, which cover the entire individual’s grave.
- Garden memorials – these memorials can range from benches to urns to sundials to almost anything you could imagine.