A mausoleum is a type of special freestanding tomb that is designed to enclose a burial chamber. A mausoleum is typically an above-ground burial space (except with some exceptions). It has a crypt or crypts which are compartments that hold caskets or columbaria that hold cremated remains (cremains). Burial in a mausoleum is commonly referred to as entombment. Mausoleums can be constructed as a private burial space for individuals or family use. Some public cemeteries or churches also have mausoleums on their premises.
Types of Mausoleums
There are different types of mausoleums and they may vary in their size and cost of installations. Family mausoleums are small structures that are installed to entomb members of the same family rather than bury them. They are smaller compared to public mausoleums. Public mausoleums are for individuals that cannot afford to build their personal or family mausoleum. These types of structures are designed as indoor structures that have space for visitors to come in to view the sealed crypt or their beloved or to pray and meditate. They may be built by public cemetery authorities or by a church. A garden mausoleum is a variant of the public type. They are open to the general public for internment but there is no indoor space in this case. It is also possible to have in-ground mausoleums. These are also known as lawn crypts. A columbarium is a type of mausoleum but in this case, it holds the cremated remains of a loved one instead of a casket.
Professional Mausoleum Construction
From the design to the eventual construction and completion, we can handle your mausoleum construction. We build both private and public mausoleum using high-grade materials and the best in construction processes. We are a company of skilled professionals with state-of-the-art equipment required to construct quality mausoleums that last. Building mausoleums is just like building a house. There are several things to put into consideration including the type of material used, color, plumbing, arts and designs, and so on.
There are many reasons people opt for a mausoleum burial over regular in-ground burial. A body entombed in a mausoleum does not come in direct contact with the ground and with water. Hence, this method is considered drier and more eco-friendly. Mausoleum construction is a necessity in areas where there is a low water table It is a perfect choice for individuals who don’t like the idea of being put underground. People who also feel that entombment in a beautiful structure is more prestigious than an underground burial may also opt for this option. Also, mausoleum burial is a save spacing strategy since the crypts are typically staked on top of each other thus helping to save land space and other resources.
Overview Of Family Mausoleum Costs
The cost of mausoleum construction may vary based on several factors from the size and type of mausoleum to whether it is for a family or public use. The material and design also contribute to the cost. A single crypt mausoleum may cost as much as $15,000 while a double crypt option can go as a high as $25,000. For family and public units, the cost of construction depends on factors like the number of crypts it will contain to whether it is an indoor type or an open garden structure. Private family mausoleums may cost as between $35,000 to $85,000 and public types can be as high as $145,000. You can get in touch with us for inquiries or request for a quote.