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Hello, my name is Damian. Until last year, I had never planned a funeral. However, when both of my parents passed away within weeks of each other, I suddenly had to plan two. I was experiencing such grief that I didn't know where to start. Thankfully, my friend put me in touch with a fantastic funeral home who guided me through the entire process. They looked after the bodies, recommended a church and helped to arrange transport for guest. I decided to start this blog to help others who need to plan a funeral. I hope you find the information useful.



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Five Ways To Ensure Lasting Headstones

by Christopher King

A headstone is a permanent memorial to your loved one. It should be able to withstand the elements and last for generations.

Here are five ways you can make sure your headstones last:

1. Don't Skimp On Materials For Your Headstones

If you want a headstone that lasts, you shouldn't skimp on materials. A high-quality granite stone will cost more than a low-quality one, but it will stand up to the elements better and last longer. There are other options for cheaper stones — such as marble or limestone — but these can chip and crack more easily.

2. Avoid Using Concrete In The Base Of Headstones

Concrete is a popular material for headstone bases because it's easy to install and durable, but it can crack over time, especially if there's movement in the soil beneath it from trees growing or weather changes like rain or snow melting. If you're looking for a base material, consider using metal instead of concrete so that your headstone stands up straight for years to come without any movement problems.

3. Choose The Right Coat For Your Headstones 

Consider using an epoxy coating on your stone if you live in an area with harsh weather conditions or acidic soil like those in Australia. This coating helps prevent damage to headstones caused by moisture which is especially important if your family has chosen an engraving design without open spaces between letters or numbers that can trap water between them.

4. Keep Your Headstones Clean

As part of your cleaning process, make sure to remove all dirt, moss, and weeds from around the headstone so it looks fresh and new again. You may need to do upkeep such as cleaning and polishing. A professional can do this for you, but it is still important that you keep the area clean so the headstone does not become damaged by these elements over time.

5. Use A Reputable Headstones Company

When it comes to choosing a company that will create your headstone, you'll want to find someone who is experienced and knowledgeable about the process. It's also important that they have good customer service so that you can ask questions or make changes as needed. It's also important that they have good customer service so you can ask questions or make changes as needed.

To ensure your loved one's final resting place remains in good condition, chose the best quality headstones and consider the above five tips. For more information on headstones, chat with a funeral home today.