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What Is Gravestone Resetting?

June 3, 2022

Resetting gravestones is the process of moving or repairing a headstone that has been damaged, toppled, or sunken into the ground. This is often done to preserve the stone or make it easier to read. There are many ways to reset a gravestone. The most common method is digging a trench around the stone and using levers to lift it out of the ground. The stone is then cleaned and reset in a new foundation. Gravestone Resetting Strategies It’s common for a groundskeeper or cemetery sexton to have a strategy for resetting gravestones. This might involve digging a series of... View Article

Do Cremations Require Headstones?

May 13, 2022

Cremations are a very common practice in the United States. However, you may have noticed that many cemeteries do not have headstones on display. Some cemeteries may require that headstones be placed on display, while others may not. Headstones are often required by state law or by the religion of the person who is being laid to rest.  Cremations are a common way of disposal for the deceased, and headstones are one of the most common types of final resting place. However, headstones aren’t required by law, and it’s common for most states to have a “consent decree” that allows... View Article

How Soon Can You Place a Memorial on a Gravesite?

April 29, 2022

When it comes to the death of a loved one, the last thing you want to worry about is the grave marker. You can place a memorial as soon as you want when a person passes away, but there are some things to keep in mind that can make a big difference. How Soon Can You Install a Memorial After a Burial? Put as simply as possible, you can put a gravestone or a memorial as soon as you want. You can put one out the very day that the grave is closed if you have one available to you. If... View Article

Different Types of Burial Practices

April 14, 2022

There are various burials available at a cemetery. However, it depends on the type of cemetery you are using. A burial is a personal and unique experience that addresses the religious and cultural requirements of a decedent and the family. It is important to do your research since you will find that every cemetery offers different burial types based on various factors, including climate, location, community, and more. Once you are familiar with the different burial options available, it will help you balance both cost and value when choosing the best resting place for your loved one. Burial Types There... View Article

What Types of Headstones Last the Longest?

March 28, 2022

Phillipsburg Memorial Company is in the business of producing the longest lasting headstone material and providing information to grieving families about their options. We have been in this business since 1939, and we always make sure to treat every family with the utmost respect and kindness. We understand that it takes a lot to go through what these families are going through, and we want to show them the compassion and care they deserve. We always want to make sure that any family that comes to see us walks away knowing that we have done everything in our power to try... View Article