There are many types and styles of headstones and markers to choose from.
Upright markers, are traditional headstones that are found most predominantly in cemeteries. These upright markers vary in shapes and sizes. Most times you will find an upright marker on a base as seen above.
Slant markers have a wider base and, from the front of the stone, slant toward the back of the stone. A popular choice for many families, the front face of a slant marker is readily seen from a distance due to the angle of the stone. Slant markers may or may not have a base, which is a decision each family makes. A slant marker sample can be seen above.
Bevel markers are six inches from the ground in front and eight inches in the back. This creates a slight angle to better see the headstone as you approach a gravesite. Above is an example of a bevel marker.
Flat markers are simply granite that is flush with the ground. Typically, just a foundation is needed for a flat marker. Please see above for an example of a flat marker.
Bronze markers are also flush to the ground, but the bronze material is the focal point of this memorialization type. Granite serves as a border to the bronze marker. This marker is actually fixed to the granite stone underneath the granite. A foundation with a depth of 24 to 30 inches below the surface of the ground is required.
Pet memorials is our final option and one that many pet lovers find great comfort in after the loss of their beloved pet. There are many shapes and sizes to consider with pet memorials and Keith Conrad can help you find a pet memorial that is best suited for your most loved pet.
Several color options are available depending on your choice of headstone or marker:
Foundations are a requirement at almost all cemeteries and would also be considered a best practice before setting a headstone at a gravesite. Foundations are typically poured concrete which serves as the base for the headstone, and in most cases the foundation is 24 to 30 inches thick. The thickness of the foundation varies by cemetery. The reason a foundation is so critical is so the headstone doesn’t sink over time.