Single Depth Lawn Crypt
A lawn crypt is a pre-installed concrete burial container used to hold a casket. Weighing approximately 2,400 pounds and reinforced with steel rebar, the crypt ensures the protection of the casket as well as the integrity of the cemetery grounds.
Crypts are often installed in a cemetery to maximize the number of burial spaces available. Crypts are installed side-by-side in grid pattern on excavated land. The crypts are then covered with earth and sod. At the time of burial, cemetery crews remove the earth to expose the crypt. The cover is removed and the casket placed over the crypt for the burial service. After the service, the casket is lowered into the crypt and the cover is replaced. Cemetery crews then cover the crypt with earth and sod. A temporary grave marker is often placed at the grave site until a permanent headstone or marker can be ordered and installed.
A single depth lawn crypt provides a single burial space in a cemetery.