An outer burial container, more commonly referred to as a burial vault, is required for each ground interment. The original purpose of a burial vault was to prevent the weight of earth from crushing down onto the casket. You may have seen old cemeteries where the surface of the graves has sunk because there was not a burial vault to prevent it.
Burial vaults have evolved over the years to add features designed to further the protection of the casket. The first improvement was to seal the outside of the vault with asphalt
sealant and the lid with a seal. As technology
developed vault liners of plastic, stainless steel, or copper were incorporated. These improvements have vastly increased the protective abilities of modern vault’s as opposed to the original unsealed concrete cave proof container.
BURIAL VAULT PRICING
Outer burial container prices vary from $812 each to $1725 each for most purchases.
However, a purchaser may be spend up to $17,000 for a solid copper vault.