If you have a loved one buried in a cemetery, you want to do everything you can to keep their final resting place looking its best. Unfortunately, over time, graves can start to show signs of wear and tear. The good news is that most cemetery grave repairs are relatively minor and can be easily fixed by us.
One of the most common cemetery grave repairs is fixing a cracked headstone. Headstones are usually made of granite, which is a very strong material. However, it is not immune to cracking, especially if it is exposed to extreme weather conditions. If you notice a crack in your loved one's headstone, you can contact us to see if we can repair the crack without damaging the rest of the headstone.
Another common cemetery grave repair is resetting a headstone that has become loose. This is usually caused by the ground settling over time. If you notice that your loved one's headstone is starting to lean, you should contact us to see if we can reset the headstone without damaging it.
For older headstones, Ken Slater Memorials specialise in memorial restoration and headstone rebuilding. This can be a complicated process, depending on the condition of the original headstone. If the headstone is in good condition, it may only need to be cleaned and reset. However, if the headstone is badly damaged, it will need to be repaired or replaced. Rebuilding a headstone can be a difficult and emotional process. However, it can also be a way to honour the memory of a loved one.
The first step in rebuilding a headstone is to assess the damage. If the headstone is cracked or chipped, it can usually be repaired with epoxy or mortar. If the damage is more severe, the headstone may need to be replaced.
Once the damage has been assessed, the next step is to find a replacement headstone. We offer a full headstone replacement service and can guide you through the options available to you. If the headstone is being replaced, it may be an important factor to find one that is the same size and shape as the original.
After we help you decide whether to repair or replace the headstone, the next step is usually to remove the old headstone. Once we have removed the original headstone, the new headstone can be installed.
Installing a new headstone can be a difficult and emotional process. It is important to take your time to select the right headstone for your loved one, at Ken Slater Memorials, we can help you make the right choice. Once the new headstone is in place, it is important to remember to take care of it. Headstones can be cleaned with a soft brush and mild soap. It is also important to regularly check headstones for damage.
We have helped countless families restore and repair special memorials. We make the process easy and simple for you. A quality headstone restoration is recommended if you want your loved one's final resting place to look its best.