Concrete Burial Vaults
A concrete burial vault is a lined and sealed outer receptacle for the casket. The vault protects the casket in the grave from the weight of the earth and heavy maintenance equipment. The concrete helps resist water and preserves the beauty of the cemetery by preventing the ground from settling. Burial vaults have multiple levels of protection, warrantees, beauty and personalization options to best fit the needs of the deceased’s family.
Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home exclusively uses concrete burial vaults manufactured by Wilbert. These vaults are fabricated with a minimum 5,000 psi concrete and are combined with various lining materials including bronze, copper, stainless steel, and high-impact plastics for strength, water resistance and elegance.
Wilbert offers three categories of burial vaults, with differences in the level of protection, warrantees, beauty, and personalization options:
1. Premium Protection
Wilbert’s premium burial vaults provide excellent durability with superior long-lasting protection against subsoil elements and the weight of heavy cemetery maintenance equipment. The Wilbert Bronze provides ultimate triple-reinforced protection. The Bronze Triune and Copper Triune vaults provide double-reinforced protection. Learn more about Premium Protection burial vaults by clicking here.
2. Standard Protection
High-strength concrete, stainless steel, and high-impact plastic combine for durable inner protection in our middle-of-the-line double-reinforced products. Double-reinforcement provides the casket with superior long-lasting protection against subsoil elements and the weight of heavy cemetery maintenance equipment. Learn more about Standard Protection burial vaults by clicking here.
3. Basic Protection
Basic protection burial vaults are single-reinforced and feature concrete construction combined with plastic-reinforcement for strength. Provides casket with protection against subsoil elements and the weight of heavy cemetery maintenance equipment. Learn more about Basic Protection burial vaults by clicking here.
Joseph A. Lucchese Funeral Home also offers steel vaults.
Steel Burial Vaults
A steel burial vault is a 12 gauge steel encasement that protects the casket from outside elements. Its dome-shaped design allows air pressure to build, keeping moisture out.
These short videos explain how vaults are manufactured and their importance: