27 Main St. County Road 8
Elgin, ON K0G 1E0
Phone: 613 359-5555
Fax: 613 359-6329

Burial Vaults

Outer burial vaults are used primarily for two specific reasons.

(1) To support the grave, we have all walked in cemeteries, and have found the ground to be very uneven in many areas. The use of a vault eliminates the settling of the grave. Many cemeterians prefer the use of burial vaults for obvious maintenance reasons.

(2) To protect the casket and remains: For many families this is extremely important and to some families it is not. The choice is yours, although many cemetery's and their maintenance people wish you to have an outer concrete burial vault at the time of disposition, the choice is always yours

Outer burial vaults range from the standard gold coloured vault, which is a non-lined outer burial vault and serves as basic protection from the gravesite elements, to Lined outer burial vaults which are designed for families who wish a more permanent protective burial vault, lined vaults are constructed with a combination of concrete cores, steel reinforcement and with inner liner materials ranging from ABS plastic, Polystyrene, Stainless Steel to the maximum lining for the maximum protection available such as a Copper or Bronze lining. All of the above outer burial vaults have a unique tongue and groove design in the lid and the body of the vault. A special sealant is applied before the lid is moved into place. All outer burial vault lids have the deceased's name, year of birth and year of death inscribed on a special plate. The vault companies have the ability to personalize the lid of the vault upon the request of your funeral director.

Lined vaults are designed to protect the deceased and the casket against the entrance of any water or foreign grave elements.  Professional installation, a graveside canopy as well as the grave dressings and custom lowering device are all included in the price of the vaults listed. Outer Concrete Burial Vaults range in price from $ 1,250.00 to $ 4,280.00

For further information about detailed costs and specific options of outer burial vaults , we invite you to visit the Scotland Funeral Home in Elgin (Appointments are recommended 613-359-5555


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