Traditional Burial & Vaults
Today there is no common type of memorial with the advent of community mausoleum, above ground entombment has become as common as ground burial The cemetery offers families a place to return to visit and pay respect to their loved ones, providing a peaceful resting place where memorials and final tributes can be shared with generations to come. Burial and mausoleum costs will be determined by your choices and or preferences of how you would like your loved one memorialized or by the wishes they left in a pre-planning guide.
Our City of Fort Lauderdale Cemeteries offer family estate lots, multiple space lots and single grave spaces. There are many options of areas and types of memorialization that our trained and professional consultant s can guide you through. Graves can be marked with bronze and granite memorials set flush with the ground, as well as upright monuments.
A traditional or lawn crypt burial is a high-density "dry" ground burial. A large area is excavated where special vaults are placed with venting that allows moisture to escape giving a dry dignified form of burial. Lawn crypt burials provide the warm tradition of ground burial and the cleanliness and dignity of mausoleum burial at a price less than either. Lawn crypt burial is an excellent choice if you want to reduce burial costs as you plan your funeral.
A burial vault is a sturdy box designed to house and protect the casket. While the casket serves as the inner enclosure, the burial vault serves as the outer enclosure for an in-ground burial. Burial vaults are made of concrete, plastic or metal and depending on the type of material can help resist against water and other elements. Not to be confused with a burial liner, which only covers the top and sides of the coffin, a vault completely encloses a casket. Burial vaults are used to keep the weight of the ground, and cemetery maintenance equipment, from crushing in on a committed casket, and also prevents the ground above from sinking in. In many cases, a vault or liner is a requirement the cemetery of your choice will advise you.
Choosing a burial vault is a personal decision. There are many vault styles, protection and personalization options.