What are burial vaults and graveliners?

These are the outside containers into which the casket is placed. Burial vaults are designed to protect the casket, and may be made of a variety or combination of materials including concrete, stainless steel, galvanized steel, copper, bronze, plastic or fiberglass. A graveliner is a lightweight version of a vault which simply keeps the grave surface from sinking in.

(Source: ICCFA FAQs: http://consumer.iccfa.com/faq)

  1. My wife and I are helping my parents prepare for their funeral when they pass away. We weren’t aware that we could purchase a vault to put the casket into. I can see why this would help protect the casket from being ruined while underground. I’ll have to talk with my parents about having one for each of them since they want to spend so much money on the casket. They might as well protect their investment.

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