Are we required to purchase from the cemetery? The answer is no! They will still maintain the property even if you don’t. Here are the facts:
- Every cemetery charges an installation fee which covers installing the stone or pouring the foundation for a stone. If it is a monument or a slant on a base, usually the monument dealer does the installation of the stones but not the cement or gravel foundation.
- Who maintains the property? The CEMETERY who is charging tor the fee of the foundation. Every cemetery has rules and regulations. So the next time you are purchasing a memorial, ask yourself if you can save your family some money and go direct to the local monument dealer and work with them.