Not everyone feels comfortable with the idea of being buried in the ground one day. As a result, some cemeteries in Hamilton Township, NJ and other parts of the country have started to offer what are called above-ground burials. They’re excellent options for any families that would prefer not to put their loved ones into the ground. Do these types of burials sound intriguing to you? If so, you should learn more about them to see if they would be the right option for your family. Continue reading to find out what you need to know about above-ground burials.
What are above-ground burials?
Above-ground burials are pretty much exactly what they sound like. Rather than bury a person’s body in the ground during their burial services, a Hamilton Township, NJ cemetery will place a person’s body into a niche in a mausoleum during an above-ground cemetery. They can also do the same with cremated remains if families would like. Many cemeteries will give families the option to choose between either a public or private mausoleum for an above-ground burial.
What are the benefits of above-ground burials?
There are quite a few benefits that come along with choosing above-ground burials. First and foremost, above-ground burials keep people’s bodies and cremated remains out of the ground, which is comforting to some families who don’t like the idea of this. Above-ground burials are also usually more cost-effective than in-ground burials. Additionally, they still allow families to create permanent memorials for their loved ones, and they give families a place to gather to visit their loved ones. For all these reasons, above-ground burials have started to become more popular than ever before in recent years.
Do all cemeteries offer above-ground burials?
While the popularity of above-ground burials has skyrocketed, not all cemeteries are up for the challenge of providing you with them. There are still some that don’t have the space or the necessary resources to pull off above-ground burials. You’re going to need to check with a cemetery to see if they can help you with an above-ground burial before you begin trying to set one up.
Would an above-ground burial be right for you or a loved one?
We’ve answered a bunch of other questions about above-ground burials for you thus far. But this is one question that we can’t really answer for you. Only you can decide if an above-ground burial is going to be right for you or a loved one. Now that you know more about them, you should sit down and try to decide where you stand on these types of burials. Above ground graves and visiting gravesites at cemetery is an experience that many people find to be quite daunting. It’s hard enough for most of us who live in homes with lush green lawns, but when you have no choice other than being buried next door or across town from your family members.
There are many factors to consider when choosing a cemetery for your loved one. Some families may lean towards above ground graves due their affordability, but these can be more expensive in the long run and also harder on you emotionally as well since every year there will always come surrounding flowers or other offerings left by visitors who never knew them personally before they passed away.
Would you like to arrange to have an above-ground burial for either yourself or for a loved one? Princeton Memorial Park & Mausoleum is qualified to assist you with this process. We have Hamilton Township, NJ mausoleums that you can use for above-ground burials. We also have more information on above-ground burials if you would like it. Call us today to get your hands on it.