A burial vault or outer burial container is a sturdy box designed to protect the casket inside of it. The body is placed within the casket, which is then placed inside the vault. The body, casket, and vault are buried. A burial vault serves as an outer enclosure for buried remains, the casket serves as an inner enclosure. Vaults are made of concrete, plastic or metal. Unlike a burial liner, which only covers the top and sides of the casket, a vault completely encloses a casket. Burial vaults are primarily used to keep the weight of the ground from crushing a buried casket, and also to keep the ground above from sinking in. Manufacturers also state that their vaults can be sealed to keep water and other elements out. In most cases, cemeteries require either a vault or liner to keep the ground over grave sites from sinking in. This gives the ground a neat and even appearance, and helps reduce the chance of a person tripping on sunken ground.
Basic Outer Burial Containers
Basic protection products 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.
Standard Outer Burial Containers
High-strength concrete, stainless steel, and high-impact ABS Trilon® thermoplastic 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.
All Triune® series burial vaults come standard with Memorialization Plus™ and can be personalized with Wilbert Legacy Series™ prints or Life’s Reflections® appliques.
Premium Outer Burial Containers
These 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 and Copper Triune® series vaults provide double-reinforced protection.
All premium protection products come standard with the Memorialization Plus™ feature and can be personalized with Wilbert Legacy Series™ prints, Wilbert Legacy Custom Series™ prints, Personalization Plus™ or Life’s Reflections® appliqués.
The brass Memorialization Plus capsule stores a personal message to the loved one and a vital identification scroll in the carapace of The Wilbert Bronze® and Triune® series burial vaults.