A burial vault is a lined and sealed outer receptacle that houses the casket. It protects the casket from the weight of the earth and heavy maintenance equipment that will pass over the grave. It also helps resist water and preserves the beauty of the cemetery by preventing the ground from settling. At Mountain view we use Wilbert Vaults, the finest and most dependable vault made.
If you plan on ground burial for the urn, most cemeteries as mountain View does, require it be placed in an urn vault. Lined urn vaults give urns varying levels of protection from subsoil elements and the weight of the earth and cemetery maintenance equipment.
A lined urn vault is made of high-strength concrete and reinforced with durable plastic or a combination of durable plastic and metal (bronze, copper, or stainless steel).
Wilbert® and Deaton-Kennedy® have over 200 years of combined service to the funeral industry – traditions that continue today. Our combined specialties now offer wider choices and the finest in personalization through visually linked components. Families can choose a comprehensive theme to capture the essence of their loved one, creating a “memorial suite.” The visually linked components perpetuate a selected theme at both the funeral home and the cemetery.
Families can select from many themes to coordinate their burial vault, urn vault or cremation urn personalization choices. Corresponding items may include a register book, service folders, thank you cards, note cards, bookmarks, or keepsake prints. Comprehensive themes are created by combining select Deaton-Kennedy illustrations with Wilber Legacy Series™ prints or Personalization Plus™ images. Your personalization choice can be applied to the cover of a Wilbert Venetian or Triune series burial vaults or urn vaults. Families choosing cremation can also select a corresponding Davis Whitehall Series Endless Solutions urn or an Opus urn which features any one of the available Deaton-Kennedy illustrations.
Each veteran is a remarkable individual with traits that endear him or her to family and friends. Emblems, carapace prints and appliqués help express a loved one’s singular personality within the canvas of common goals uniting all U.S. veterans.