This type of memorialization is usually selected due to cemetery regulations that may only permit markers that are level with the ground. Although they are generally the least expensive, the maintenance and cleaning of these memorials is most difficult as they lie flush with the surface level. For those families with a limited budget, we usually recommend a bevel marker as they are similar in price and are much easier to maintain and locate on the cemetery grounds.
Typically a one piece memorial that is installed above ground. Bevel markers are slightly higher on the back side of the memorial with a gentle slope towards the front. Bevels are a good alternative to the flat marker style.
A true two piece memorial that is midway in height between the bevel marker and the upright monument. Although slants do not allow quite as many options as upright monuments, they do have an angled face which increases the overall surface area for design. Slants can also be selected in various tops and finishes.
The most popular of all styles, upright monuments are the most visible when installed on the cemetery grounds. The top portion is typically referred to as a “die” and the bottom portion is known as the “base”. Uprights come in all shapes and sizes and offer unlimited choices in design. This allows for maximum personalization of the memorial.
In recent years, the use of granite benches for memorialization has become quite common. This type of memorial can be installed on the cemetery grounds, in a non-traditional garden, at home or any other place of significance. Granite benches can be easily engraved and are available in a variety of shapes, sizes and finishes. When cremation has been chosen as the final method of disposition, urn benches can serve as the permanent memorial as well as the structure in which the cremated remains are placed.