Due to their solid construction, they also support the ground around the grave and keep it from subsiding. Vault prices depend largely on the features offered, from lined and sealed vaults to single-reinforced, plastic lined models.
Whether or a casket or urn, our vaults can all be personalized to your taste. There are many reasons to purchase a burial vault, some of them include: Providing family with a sense of security, protection for the casket after burial, warranty, peace of mind, and to exceed the expectations of family and what they deserve.
Burial vaults are created to protect their contents after being buried or interred. Due to their solid construction, they also support the ground around the grave and keep it from subsiding. Below is some information about typical stressors burial vaults may encounter after burial.
A static or stationary load is simply the weight of the earth that rests directly over a burial vault. This load has decreased since the 1920s. In most cemeteries today, the average grave has 18 inches of earth covering, which results in a static load of approximately 4,000 pounds (two tons).
A dynamic load is a load that varies in intensity. This load is transferred to a burial vault as heavy cemetery equipment passes over the grave. The equipment used in cemeteries is much larger and heavier today. Some cemeteries use a backhoe, which weighs close to 25,000 pounds on average