We need to visit the site to take impressions
of the lettering and carving to ensure that we
match the existing lettering. We will provide you with a proposal
which will include the
cost involved in order to complete the lettering and/or carving.
Some cemeteries do
require written authorization in the form of a permit. Some cemeteries
do charge for the
permit. We will let you know what your cemetery requires. Once
we have received your
written permission to proceed, we will complete the memorial
lettering and carving
and we will notify you upon completion. Other memorial services
are available as needed and requested. We do clean marble and
granite memorials when needed. It is essential to have your memorial
cleaned by a professional with experience in memorial cleaning.
Granite memorials are cleaned using mild forms of and acid. If
used incorrectly, the polished surfaces of the memorial can be
damaged. Marble memorials are cleaned with different types of
cleaners depending upon the severity of the condition of the
memorial. We sometimes sandblast clean marble memorials to restore
their original appearance. Memorials that have been in the cemetery
for years sometimes require rejointing. The between the top of
the memorial and the base does sometimes deteriorate over time.
It becomes necessary to remove the top, to remove the old deteriorated
joint compound and to re-joint the memorial with a new setting
compound. The compound we use today is much stronger than the
compound used many years ago. It takes several weeks for the
new joint to cure. Once it has set for several weeks, the memorial
joint is like new. Over the course of time memorials might sink
if certain conditions exist. When this occurs, it is advisable
to contact an experienced memorialist to rectify the situation.
It is usually a simple procedure to raise and level a memorial.
A memorial which is leaning badly to the front or back can become
very dangerous. This situation should be corrected immediately.
Once a memorial reaches a certain point if it leans too far the
slightest touch can cause it to topple over. There have been
a few cases where people have been seriously injured or killed
by a falling memorial. To avoid this be sure to contact an experienced
memorialist if your memorial is not level. If we notice a proper
when we visit your lot for an inscription we will bring it to
your attention and make a recommendation to correct the problem.
This is not a money-making item. It is a service we provide to
all families. Our only charge will be the cost involved to actually
the repair work for you.