Caskets and Urn Vaults
About Caskets and Urn Vaults
Most cremation urns are made to be displayed, not buried. If they are put in the ground, they will most likely be damaged and could leave an unattractive depression in the soil as the urn collapses. You can bury a cremation urn, however, as long as you have the right type of urn or purchase a container to protect it. Perfect Memorials offers a selection of cremation urn vaults and urn burial containers that will help make your experience a bit easier.
Many cemeteries require the use of an urn vault or urn burial container if cremains are to be buried, so it's important to think carefully about what type of urn you want if you plan to bury it. Here are some of the basic types of containers that can be used to bury ashes.
Usually made of polished cultured marble, urn vaults are special urns designed for burial. Cremains are placed directly inside of these urns, and an engraved plaque can usually be added to include the deceased's name, dates, and a brief sentiment. Because urn vaults are made of stronger material than most standard urns, they will protect the contents from the elements. With their attractive marble construction, this type of urn looks beautiful when put on display during a memorial service or in the family home.
Cremation Urn Burial Containers
If you already have an urn or prefer one that is not specifically made to be buried, you'll likely need an urn burial container if you do plan to inter the ashes. Urn burial containers are relatively small boxes that are made to hold an urn and other mementos inside, allowing them to be buried without damage. Burial containers may be made of polymer, fiberglass, stainless steel, or another material and typically feature a simple design. A custom engraved plaque can be added to the outside of the container.
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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.