Upright memorials can be used for one person or several people depending on size and style. We have upright memorials available in several colors in-stock and can special order other colors.
Upright Monuments or Memorials are sometimes referred to as a die and base. These memorials use two or more pieces to create the memorial, placing pieces on a base to lift the memorial and add protection. The top stone or stones are sealed to the base to prevent movement and the base sits firmly on a concrete foundation. These memorials present the most options to express your loved one without the cost of purchasing a special fabricated Custom Granite Memorial such as a sculpture, they stay cleaner, are more easily read, and are easier to locate in the cemetery. The disadvantages are that they can be pushed over and the seal between the pieces will need to be maintained (normal life of the seal is 50 to 100 years).
Some cemeteries require a border around the base to aide in mowing by keeping the grass back, learn more on our Selecting a Cemetery page.
Shaped upright memorials are designed for use for one person or several people depending on size and style, hearts are a common style. We have shaped memorials available in several colors in-stock and can special order other colors.