Larkin strives to provide the best service and most affordable
prices necessary for you. Rocky Mountain Monument and Vault Corporation,
affiliated with Larkin, offers a wide variety of vaults and headstones that
will provide what you need and want. Anything from burial vaults to monuments
to beautiful headstones that commemorate the life of your loved one.
A grass marker (or flat marker) is a marker that sits flush with the ground.
Ground maintenance is generally easier with a flat marker because lawnmowers
can pass over it without hitting the stone. The marker typically measures 4
inches from the ground up to the top of the granite. Standard measurements
are: single – 24 inches long, 12 inches wide and 4 inches high; companion –
48 inches long, 12 inches wide and 4 inches high. Some cemeteries only allow
flat markers in specific sections, so check with your cemetery sexton to determine
what is allowed in your area.
A slant memorial has a straight back, a flat bottom and a slanted face.
It can have an oval, serpentine or straight top. The bottom is typically 10″
wide from the front ot the back and tapers up to the top. This means that
the slant can be set directly on the ground or concrete pad without needing
a granite base for support. Some families do prefer to have a granite base
under the slant for height. A single slant typically measures 24 inches long,
10 inches wide and 16 inches high; a companion slant will measure 48 inches
long, 10 inches wide and 16 inches high.
A bevel marker, also known as a hickey marker, sits flat on the ground.
It measures 6 inches high at the back of the stone and 4 inches high at the
front of the stone, giving the face a 2 inch drop or beveled top. Standard
measurements for bevels are similar to grass markers: single – 24 inches
long, 12 inches wide and 6 inches high; companion – 48 inches long, 12 inches
wide and 6 inches high. Bevel markers do not sit flush with the ground and
cannot be used in place of a flat marker.
Upright monuments are the most popular memorials. They have a wide variety
of shapes, sizes and finishes. The die (or tablet) can range from 6 inches
to 12 inches. Typical measurements for a single die is 24 inches in length,
6 inches think, and 20 to 24 inches high. The base will measure 36 inches long,
12 inches wide and 6 inches high. For a companion monument, the standard
measurement for the die can range from 42 to 48 inches long and have a base
of up to 60 inches in length. These sizes are standard but can be made
larger or smaller, depending on preference.