Thinking of Planning your family Mausoleum. Make sure to read this. Not all Mausoleums are created equal. How much Does a private mausoleum cost? How much will my family mausoleum cost?
There are many factors to consider when planning your family mausoleum. Supreme Memorials has listed some of the most important issues you must deal with including questions you will have in this planning stage.
How much does a private mausoleum cost? How much does a family mausoleum cost? There are many factors in determining this – let’s take a look at them first then we can answer your question.
From your first consultation with one of our friendly knowledgeable staff you will feel confident knowing we will put 110% of our expertise to work for you. During this initial meeting we will help you determine a budget for your mausoleum. We will review the site survey of the cemetery plot. If you do not have a cemetery plot we can assist you choosing the right cemetery. Arrangements can be made to assist you in picking the right cemetery plot. That is right, we will go to the cemetery with you and your family , having an expert with you is always an advantage.
In our first meeting we will also help you determine what type of structure you wish to have. We offer scauragoffiges , mausoleums , and columbarium’s.
How many interments do you wish your mausoleum to hold? Mausoleums, Scaurofages and columbarium’s can be erected for 1 – 24 interments however; most mausoleums we make fall into the 6 – 12 interment range. Building a structure for over 24 interments (if not cremations) takes much more property and can be done please call the office 718-788-7986 and we can help you.
Determine the basic structure for your mausoleum. We will show you different architectural plans of recently completed mausoleums we have made. We will also show you different artists’ renditions along with actual pictures of jobs we have just completed. This is correct actual photographs of mausoleums we have completed. We have an extensive portfolio of Mausoleums we have erected. For samples of family mausoleums that Supreme Memorials has made please click here.
We will help you choose the granite for your mausoleum. This is a very important step. Not all granites are created equal. You must choose a granite for it’s beauty along with its physical strength (both compressive strength and flexural strength) water absorption along with other technical attributes that we will not bore you with. Not all granite is for Architectural design. More important we must consider where the mausoleum will stand for eternity. Building a mausoleum in New York Metropolitan area we must consider such environmental elements such as extreme weather such as Hurricanes, Snow, extreme temperatures along with possibilities such as Acid Rain. After the first consultation we will review your different granite options.
Special point of interest: Before we get into different options for your mausoleum we would like to briefly discus the most important factor in your private family mausoleum. The FOUNDATION. Any monument is only as strong as its foundation. The key to any lasting memorial is carefully planned in its earliest stages. Our team of Architects and Engineers carefully plans the foundation for your mausoleum. The planning involves every aspect of the cemetery plot, such as pitching, grading and many other details of your exact Mausoleum plot.
We are not the only people who realized this critical step actually we have learned this from an ancient civilization. The Ancient Egyptians carefully planned the foundations of the pyramids that still stand today.
Sarcophagus : Supreme Memorials also offers sarcophagus. We will briefly explain what a sarcophagus is. A sarcophagus is an above the ground tomb that is very popular in the south or other below the water level areas. Sarcophagus can be made out of a number of different materials such as cement, granite and marble. Supreme Memorials only offers granite sarcophagus to our customers. As we know the only time tested proven material is granite. Your family sarcophagi can me made for 1-24 internments. Most of the sarcophagi we make are fall into the 1-12 internment category. Supreme Memorials can also erect public mausoleums for cemeteries , churches and governments. Your family sarcophagus can have hand carved sculptures, columns , etchings to help you customize it. Please contact Supreme Memorials for a consultation to see how we can design your family sarcophagus. Supreme Memorials also has an extensive portfolio of sarcophagus we have made over the years.
How Long does it take to build my mausoleum? How long does it take Supreme Memorials to build my private family mausoleum? There are many factors involved to determine the actual time frame it takes to construct your family mausoleum. Though the average time to actually construct and complete your private mausoleum only takes 1-4 weeks, it may however take several months before we have all final approvals. Not only does the family approve the mausoleum the cemetery also must approve the plans for this structure. Some cemeteries have their own team of architects and engineers on staff while other must send the complete plans to a third party for reviewing. Generally speaking a final approval can take as little as 2 weeks to 6 months before the ok is given. The cemeteries do their own reviewing of the mausoleum plans for several reasons. The primary reason is to make sure this structure complies with their guidelines. Also the review helps protect your family investment with the cemetery. The cemetery does not want an inferior structure to enter it’s grounds that might not be up to the building code. This review also protects the cemetery for future. We understand and commend the cemeteries on performing their due diligence ensuring that only the highest quality structures be erected inside their gates. Through our years of experience building some of the most elaborate family mausoleums in New York and New Jersey Supreme Memorials understands that a construction project of this caliber can be rushed. When erecting a family mausoleum careful planning is the only way to ensure that your family that your private mausoleum will stand for eternity. To contact Supreme Memorials please click here
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***Special note*** We are not an internet based monument company or an internet based memorial company. Supreme Memorials, Inc. is a family owned and operated full service memorial center. Our family has been erecting family monuments, grave markers and private mausoleums since 1951. As we enter our fourth generation we still have the same values of service and painstaking craftsmanship that our founders based the company with. Supreme Memorials is still located in a historical area of Brooklyn New York. You are welcome at any time to visit the largest indoor display of monuments and grave markers in Brooklyn New York. For a map and directions to our showroom and office please click here.