Most cemeteries require an outer burial container, or “vault”, for in-ground casketed burials. This is not a law, but a policy adopted by most cemeteries to prevent the long-term collapse of the grave. A vault is not required if you own an above-ground crypt, or if you own a space called a "lawn crypt" with a vault pre-installed by the cemetery. Additionally, some cemeteries offer "green burials" that do not require a vault; certain restrictions may need to be adhered to in these cases, however, such as wood caskets and no embalming. If you are burying at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, the VA will provide a minimum grave liner at no charge to you, or refund $254 towards the purchase of an upgraded vault.
Our price of each Outer Burial Container/Vault INCLUDES delivery, installation, & lowering device charges imposed by the suppliers of these unit, as well as a tent for the committal service. Many other funeral providers will assess these costs separately, adding hundreds of dollars to their listed prices.
Our complete vault inventory, with prices, may be viewed in the slideshow below; the complete price list may be viewed and printed here.