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.
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 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.
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.
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.