Double Depth Lawn Crypt
A double lawn crypt is a pre-installed concrete burial container providing two interment spaces in a cemetery. Weighing approximately 3,500 pounds and reinforced with steel rebar, double depth lawn crypts provide protection for casketed remains and preserve the beauty and integrity of cemetery grounds.
Lawn crypts are often installed in cemeteries to create more burial spaces than would be available with typical single burial plots. This is especially true for double crypts which provide for twice as many burial spaces on the same amount of cemetery grounds.
Crypts are installed side-by-side in a grid pattern on excavated land. Where needed, a drain field is installed prior to the crypt installation. Once the crypts are installed, they are covered with earth, and sod is laid to create a beautiful “lawn” crypt area.
Double depth lawn crypt spaces are typically sold in pairs often for a husband and wife. When one spouses passes away, earth is removed to expose the double depth crypt. The top burial space cover is removed, followed by the second burial space cover, exposing the second or bottom crypt space. During the graveside service, the casket is placed over the crypt on a lowering device made of straps and pulleys. After the service, the casket is lowered into the crypt and the cover is replaced. Then the second or top cover is put back in place and the crypt is covered with earth and sod. When the second interment occurs, the process is repeated placing the casket in the top or second crypt space.
Double depth lawn crypts are an excellent way to maximize cemetery space and are used in many veteran cemeteries where burial space may be limited.