Apart from accessibility, affordability and maintenance; there are other factors too which you must consider while selecting a cemetery plot. Some cemeteries have mausoleums for use while others do not have this facility. Similarly, some will allow you to erect monuments or upright headstones while others may not.
Always remember to clarify hidden costs before signing on any purchase agreement. It is usual for cemeteries to charge additionally for opening and closing of the grave. While many cemeteries nowadays have specialized equipments to dig the earth, there are several other cemeteries that still follow the old-fashioned way of digging by hand. Also, if you select in-ground burial, you may have to pay for a grave liner or burial vault which will protect the casket from collapsing because of continuous pressure from the surrounding earth.
Many cemeteries also have unique rules and restrictions regarding funeral decorations, burial options and other arrangements so this is something you must clarify.
How can a Funeral Director help you?
Understandably, selecting a burial site is something you do only once or twice in your life. And when a loved one has died and you need an affordable burial plot quickly, you are in no mood to search and compare. This is where funeral directors can make all the difference. He has years of knowledge and insider information on all the options available and suitable to your needs. He will help you select the best plot and also provide assistance in negotiating prices and liaising for all other arrangements.