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Types of Burials

Above Ground Burial in a Community Mausoleum
Above Ground Burial in a Community Mausoleum

A public mausoleum (sometimes referred to as a community mausoleum) is an above ground building memorializing multiple individuals. Mausoleums provide you with a secure enclosure that will remain clean and completely dry without ever letting the casket or vault come in contact with the earth.

Above Ground Burial in a Lawn Crypt
Above Ground Burial in a Lawn Crypt

On average, you can usually expect to pay at least $1,500 for a lawn crypt. But we recommend contacting a cemetery directly for an individual quote. Above ground burial crypts consist of four components: Gravesite – the space or plot. Casket – displays and contains the deceased, either for burial or cremation.

Above Ground Burial in a Private Mausoleum
Above Ground Burial in a Private Mausoleum

Above Ground Burial in a Private Mausoleum Natural Burial Do you have more questions or considerations about the types of burial option for you and your family’s needs? Speak to a caring, knowledgeable representative at a BurialPlanning.com affiliate neighborhood cemetery location.

Cremation
Cremation

Direct cremations are more cost-effective than direct burials as they do not require embalming. Plus, you have the option of keeping the body in a alternative container instead of a casket. Cremation is a simpler process that also helps save ground space, but it is not so in case of burial.

In-Ground Burial
In-Ground Burial

In-Ground Burial – The Traditional Cemetery Burial Option As the most traditional burial choice, in-ground burial typically involves a casket and is marked by a memorial tribute. Below ground burials are usually preceded by a funeral service as well.

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Natural Burial
Natural Burial

Burial at sea is seen as a natural burial if done in a way that benefits the environment, and without formaldehyde. Some organizations specialize in natural burial at sea (in a shroud), allowing the body to decompose or be consumed by animals.

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