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Foundations and Bases

Learn About Monument and Headstone Foundations and Bases

A monument or gravestone base is a memorial option that can add substance, style and functionality to a cemetery memorial. Headstone bases can be custom carved and can be created in different shapes and sizes. Sometimes the color of the granite used for an upright monument may be different than the granite color used for the base.  Rome Monument of Pittsburgh designs and installs custom headstone foundations and bases.

Some cemeteries specify that they are solely responsible for pouring a concrete monumenT foundation because they will need to maintain the foundation in the future. They frequently charge for this service. In other cases, a monument dealer such as Rome Monument may be permitted to pour and set the foundation. Once the foundation has been poured at the gravesite, the mounument company sets the headstone and base (if applicable) on the foundation.

Contemporary upright granite headstones and monuments are typically built using two pieces of granite. The upper headstone section is called the "die" or "tablet" which sits on top of a base stone. The die and base are attached together with monument setting compound. Sometimes people refer to the base as the foundation. However, the foundation is normally made of concrete and is set into the ground. The base of a two-part monument sits on the foundation. Flat bronze headstones are usually attached to a granite base.

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To prevent monuments from settling or shifting over time, cemeteries often require poured concrete foundations to support them. A high quality cemetery foundation starts with a call to Rome Monument at 724-770-0100, where you can learn more and schedule a free consultation at one of our seven convenient locations in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and Western Pennsylvania.

A cemetery monument base is not solely a functional element -- it can also enhance the beauty of any monument, memorial or gravestone and raise it up for a more majestic appearance. Rome Monument creates and sets bases for all monuments and markers and can make the foundations as well. Cemeteries in Pittsburgh often require the use of bases or foundations for different monument types that mark the resting place of the deceased. You can select from a wide variety of granite colors in different price ranges.

Browsing cemetery monument foundations and bases is simple. Just click the images in the Monument Foundation and Base Design Gallery—then learn more about any foundation or base for a monument by requesting a price estimate or list, scheduling a showroom visit, asking a question, or contacting a designer. With just a click you can share designs with family, or place an order online or by phone.

Talk with a designer at Rome Monument to learn about your options for a cemetery monument foundation or base. We can deliver and install your monument base or perform your monument foundation service anywhere in Pittsburgh, Allegheny County and Western Pennsylvania.  So make the call now to 724-770-0100. The consultation is free and we will be happy to answer all your questions.