1. Where do I start?
2. What are pre-need and at-need monuments?
3. How are monuments priced?
4. How can I pay for my Memorial?
5. How are monuments designed?
Your ideas may come from brochures, design books, other monuments or your personal photos. Your final design choices will be combined with the appropriate text and epitaph to create a personalized memorial. Designs are generated onto granite by one of, or a combination of, the following methods:
- Laser – computer enhanced designs; highly detailed; image “burned” via machine onto black granite only.
- Etching – artist’s rendering; created by hand with diamond-tipped tools and air brushing; black granite only.
- Impact Etching – computer enhanced designs; highly detailed; image transferred via machine’s diamond-tipped tools to black granite only.
- Sandblasting – the standard process; follows set patterns and designs; multi-granite colours.
Sandblasted designs and most lettering, including the family name on the back of the memorial, are covered in the price of the monument. Additional charges may apply for laser or etched designs.
6. When I’m ready to order a monument, what do I need to bring with me?
7. Do you sell bronze markers?
8. How are monuments installed?
9. Do you install year round?
10. How long from when I’ve purchased the monument to when it’s installed?
11. What about special occasions like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day and Blessings?
12. How do you charge for installations?
13. How are added inscriptions done?
14. What is perpetual care?
15. Do you guarantee your work?
16. How can I clean a monument in the cemetery?
Dissolve 3 – 4 tablespoons of granular dish-washing detergent (i.e. Cascade, Electrosal or Sunlight) in one litre of water. Use a fibre-bristled brush, not plastic or metal, and wash the monument thoroughly afterwards. It is recommended that this cleaning be done when the monument is cool (i.e. early morning or late afternoon).