Caskets and Urn VaultsLearn about Caskets and Urn Vaults
When youíre planning a burial, having the right casket or burial container is important. Youíll want a quality container that provides the respect and dignity that the situation requires. Perfect Memorials offers pet caskets, cremation urn vaults, and urn burial containers to help make your experience a bit easier.
Itís important to understand which type of burial container you need before you buy anything. If you plan on burying an urn in a cemetery, for example, youíll likely need an urn that meets certain requirements or a burial container for the urn that will prevent it from being damaged and causing a depression in the soil. Here are some of the basic types of containers.
Pet caskets include both burial caskets and burial urns made for pets. The caskets are made of strong, waterproof materials that can withstand the pressure of burial. They are suitable for use at a pet cemetery or for cremation.
Biodegradable caskets and burial urns are also available and will slowly break down in the soil, allowing your pet to return to nature. These caskets often include seeds so that flowers can be grown over the burial spot. Note that some pet cemeteries may have specific guidelines about the types of caskets that can be used for burials.
Usually made of cultured marble, urn vaults are special urns designed for burial. They are made of stronger material than most standard urns, allowing them to protect the contents from the elements. These attractive urns can also be displayed in the home. Many cemeteries require the use of an urn vault or urn burial container if cremains are to be buried.
Urn Burial Containers
If you do not have an urn thatís made to be buried, you may need an urn burial container. These small boxes are made to fit an urn and other mementos inside, allowing them to be buried without damage. A glass urn, for example, would likely break if it were buried in a cemetery, but it can be protected with a burial container made for this purpose.
Enter in an approximate weight of your loved one before cremation and we will tell you the size needed.
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Choosing the right size urn is easy. For every one pound before cremation you will need 1 cubic inch of volume. For example, a loved one weighing 200 pounds will need an urn that is at least 200 cubic inches or larger. Choosing an urn larger then you need is OK.