A burial vault is a lined and sealed outer receptacle that houses the casket. It protects the casket from the weight of the earth and heavy maintenance equipment that will pass over the grave. It also helps resist water and preserves the beauty of the cemetery or memorial park by preventing the ground from settling.
If it’s not lined and sealed... it’s not a burial vault.
An outer burial container, or grave-box, is an unlined concrete box with drainage holes to allow ground water to escape.
Burial vaults are constructed of high-strength concrete and reinforced with a metal or plastic liner. They provide the most lasting protection.
By definition, if an outer burial container is not lined and sealed, it’s not a burial vault.
Selecting a Burial Vault
As you select the vault for your loved one, you should consider several factors - the vault’s material, design and personalization options. The vault’s construction is a major consideration.
Wilbert burial vaults are offered in three levels of protection: PREMIUM, STANDARD & BASIC.