|MASTER GRAVE SERVICE, INC.
1811 ATLANTA HIGHWAY / BOGART, GEORGIA
(770) 725-6766 (800) 241-2567 Fax (770) 725-6757
Master Grave Service, Inc. offers the Wilbert Way set up. The Wilbert Way set up consists of an
above ground seal and a lowering device and graveside grass, also known as The Wilbert Way
Lowering Device. The difference in the set up is in the placement of the vault and the vault cover
during the funeral service. The setup also includes grass and a standard of 16 chairs.
A 15x15 tent is available to be set up by our staff at the gravesite for funeral services. The tents
cover the burial area and provide a comfortable place for families to gather during the funeral.
Personalization & Nameplates
Personalization is available on our Wilbert Bronze - Citadel. Nameplate are available on our
Continental - Monarch for an additional fee, includes the name of the deceased and the birth and
Master Grave Service, Inc. also provides disinterment services. If it becomes necessary to move a
vault from one location to another, We can assist with these services. We handle everything from
locating the vault to relocating the vault to a new location.
Vault Transfer is a service available between Wilbert licensees and dealers. Master Grave Service,
Inc. uses the vault transfer service when a burial request has been made outside of the licensee
territory. The location of the cemetery is needed to determine the appropriate Wilbert licensee or
dealer. Since the services offered by each Wilbert licensee vary, the franchises work together on a
per burial basis to determine the services, such as tents, grass, chairs, and grave digging that each
licensee will provide for the burial.
Master Grave Service, Inc. is able to provide bulk burial vaults and concrete outer burial containers
for cemetery use. Please contact us for further information.
Are you looking for a way to honor your loved one?
Master Grave Service offers personalization for burial vaults and cremation urns.
Master Grave Service,
Inc. along with Wilbert
offers multiple ways to
personalize a burial vault
with words, symbols, and
images that speak of a
singular spirit. Your
loved one had a unique
selections you make for
the visitation and service
should communicate that
singular spirit. These
choices ensure your
loved one's memory is
generations to come.
Why do I need a Burial Vault?
In most areas of the United States and Canada, a cemetery requires the casket to be enclosed
within a burial vault or grave liner. There are vast differences in these two engineered to support the
weight of the earth above the grave as well as the heavy equipment that passes over it.
(*All Master Grave Service vaults are made to exceed cemetery requirements for strength and rigidity.*)
What happens during the burial process?
The grave service or cemetery workers will open a loved one's grave using a backhoe or other type
of mechanical equipment. A backhoe can weigh up to 25,000 pounds. As it passes over the grave, it
not only exerts tremendous dynamic or moving load, but possibly extreme impact loads while digging
The burial vault is delivered to the grave just prior to the service. The vault is carefully moved to the
gravesite and placed on a lowering device positioned over the freshly dug grave. Each vault
includes a nameplate with the name, birth date and death date of the deceased. Other
personalization such as life or religious symbols may be placed on the vault before delivery.
Family and friends gather at the gravesite for final ceremonies and to say "good-bye." Afterwards,
Factory trained personnel properly seal the casket and place it into the vault while it is above ground.
It is then gently lowered into the grave. Cemetery workers return to the grave, fill it with soil and
compact it. Later, sod is placed on the grave, or it is re-seeded.
How does a Concrete burial vault work?
The structural design of the burial vault supports the weight of the earth above the casket by:
1. The weight and design of the vault
2. Use of reinforced concrete
3. The use of sealing and lining materials
The weight of the earth above a grave can exert tremendous pressure. Mechanical equipment, backhoes and delivery
trucks can exceed 25,000 pounds as they pass over the grave. Burial vaults weigh between 2,300 and 2,700 pounds.
They are designed to support these tremendous forces from above.
|MASTER GRAVE SERVICE, INC. 1811 Atlanta Hwy. Bogart, Ga 30622 770-725-6766 800-241-2567 FAX 770-725-6757
|and heavy equipment
used to dig graves far
exceeds what an
unprotected casket can
withstand. A burial vault
The weight of the earth
amade of specially
concrete is designed to
support these elements
stronger as it continues
to cure after being
placed in the ground; so
a vault properly buried
years ago could actually
burial vaults are made to
guard against impact
|sealing materials places
between the outside
forces of weight and
water and the casket that
has been placed inside.
Linings and seals merge
the cover and base of the
vault into a
They work together to
keep the effects of
outside elements from
damaging the casket and