Why is a burial
In most cemeteries
in the United States and Canada, cemeteries require the casket
to be enclosed within either a burial vault or grave liner. There
are vast differences in these two products. By definition a concrete
burial vault is a lined and sealed unit that is specifically engineered
to support the weight of the earth above the grave as well as the
heavy equipment that passes over it.
The weight of the earth and heavy equipment used to dig graves far
exceeds what an unprotected casket can
withstand. A burial concrete vault which is made of specially formulated,
reinforced concrete is designed to support the elements and more.
stronger as it continues to cure with age after being placed in
the ground; so a burial vault properly buried years ago could actually
be stronger today.
lined burial vaults are made to guard against impact and moisture.
Burial vaults are made to exceed cemetery requirements for strength
How burial vaults
design of the burial vault supports the weight of the earth above
the casket by:
1. The weight and design of the concrete vault
2. Use of reinforced concrete
3. The use of materials which are used for sealing and lining
The weight of
the earth above a grave can exert tremendous pressure on the burial.
Mechanical equipment, backhoes and delivery trucks can exceed 25,000
pounds as they pass over the grave. Burial vaults weigh between
2,300 and 2,700 pounds. They are designed to support these tremendous
forces from above.
Some of the
most important reinforcement in burial vaults lies in the vault
cover. The covers of vaults employ primary and secondary reinforcement
to help support the loads from above. In addition, the design of
the concrete burial vault cover distributes pressure from above
evenly over the vault surface. Additional reinforcement is placed
in the concrete itself.
The use of lining
and sealant materials places the most efficient resources available
between the outside forces of weight and water and the burial
casket that has been placed within. Linings and butyl seals
merge the cover and base of the concrete vault into a water-resistant
unit. They work together to keep the effects of outside elements
from damaging the funeral
casket and its contents.
section is to help you make a wise decision and selection
a outer burial concrete vault container for the burial of your
"Cemetery" requires an outer concrete burial vault for
all burials place in the earth.
various different types of concrete burial vaults are intended to
the casket and to help keep your families
grave from settling to much.
on which concrete burial vault and the amount of protection you
will ultimately determine your cost.
to the weight of a concrete burial vault, cost is prohibitive to
ship outside of the the immediate Los Angeles area.**
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