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How US Mausoleum Construction Firms Design Joints
[Secure Joints Separate Granite Slabs & Walls]
TRANSCRIPT OF THE VIDEO NARRATION:
The slabs of granite on a mausoleum are separated by the joints.
In this Chapter of The Definitive Buyers’ Guide to Private Family Mausoleums, I’m going to show you why quality joint materials and application are so important
A slab of Granite is stronger than the material that goes into joints. So the fewer joints and less amount of material between the slabs is your goal.
A high quality joint has smaller gaps between the granite slabs – usually 1/8” or less. Fewer joints are required due to the use of larger granite slabs. The joints never touch the ground, so they don’t absorb damaging ground moisture All joints are sealed and epoxied so they won’t absorb moisture or deteriorate. And only high quality sealant is used.
Poor quality joints result when smaller slabs are used in the construction, which require more joints. Poor quality joints are wider than 1/8”, creating an unstable bond. Lower quality sealant and epoxy are used. If you want to learn more about quality joint construction in mausoleums, just call a mausoleum professional at Rome Monument, and they’ll be happy to answer any question you have.
Next in The Essential Buyers’ Guide to Private Family Mausoleums, we’ll look at why having a mausoleum cover or roof made with a great design and quality materials is critical to the integrity of your mausoleum.