When putting a monument foundation in, we use granite foundation covers. We then fill it with wet concrete and place the granite foundation cover on/in the wet concrete and level it up. Footer/foundation dimensions will be based on the size of the monument base proposed by the monument company and approved by the Cemetery Sexton.

They are 4 to 5 inches thick and 4 to 6 inches longer and wider than the monument itself.

Contact the Cemetery Sexton to request installation of a footer/foundation and delivery date of monument.Although this web site is the official site for Hinckley Township, it is for informational purposes only. Call Rome Monument at 724-770-0100 for prices and ordering information. The base may have been placed on an earth, gravel, or crushed rock bed. It is not the official record of Hinckley Township; the official records are maintained at the Administration Building. Cut two pieces of two-by-four to the length measurement and two more pieces to the width dimension. A dowel fixing is where the gravestone is fixed with stainless steel dowels to a base of the same material as the headstone. It has to be below the frost line in order to prevent this from happening. That being said, some cemeteries do not allow full foundations. Nail or screw the ends together to When we are through with that, we set the monument using a special setting compound made for the monument industry.The same goes for the foundations for the slant, bevel, and flush style memorials. View pictures of headstone base and foundation designs. We precast 4 inch concrete slabs that again are 4 to 6 inches longer and wider than the memorial.

Foundations are very important. A concrete footer/foundation is required for all monument markers. We dig down 3 to 4 feet and put 6 inch post holes down to 5 or 6 feet.

Monument and marker specifications and a proposed sketch must be submitted and approved.

CURBING AND MONUMENT FOUNDATION REQUIREMENTS All foundations and curbings are to be framed and wet poured. The headstone can then shed water and breathe properly. A monument base, to include the footer/base for a single grave (one lot) may not exceed four (4) feet (48 inches) long and be no more than one (1) foot and two inches (14 inches) wide. (A footer/foundation is required. The thickness of the poured concrete and the pad together is around 10″ and the depth of the holes is 2′ minimum.

The average depth of a footer is three (3) feet.All fees must be paid prior to any footer/foundation installation. If there isn’t a good foundation underneath the memorial, it will tip or settle.When putting a monument foundation in, we use granite foundation covers. All grave sites must have a permanent memorial marker with a concrete footer/foundation No monuments or markers may be erected or placed in the cemetery unless approval from the Cemetery Sexton or Township offices has been given. When setting these memorials, we use a mortar mix to set the memorial on the concrete foundation.Not putting a full foundation like above, will lead to the memorial tipping and settling. The Cemetery Manager is to inspect framework before concrete is poured.

Slotted bases in cemeteries have been set above ground, half buried, or totally buried. )A monument or marker may be delivered and installed during the months of April through mid October only. All footer/foundations will be installed by the Hinckley Township Service Department.NOTE:  Installation of all footers/foundations are done from April through mid October.

Contact the Veteran’s Affairs Department to request a bronze military/veteran’s marker and a local monument company for installation.Veteran’s Flags and flag stakes are permitted and can be obtained through the Veteran’s Affairs Department.Be sure to contact the Cemetery Sexton when the marker or flag has been installed so the township Cemetery Records can be updated with the Veteran’s information.A concrete footer/foundation is required for all monument markers. Above, we have cut the foundation and dug post holes to below freeze level. A monument base, to include the footer/base for a double grave (two lots) may not exceed eight (8) feet (96 inches) long and be no more than one (1) foot and two inches (14 inches) wide.Flush/ground markers shall meet the same width and length size requirements. My preferred technique for fixing a gravestone is the monolith method, where approx 1/4 - 1/3 of the total length of the headstone is buried underground, and then set in a precast concrete shoe. Concrete should be allowed to cure from anywhere between three and nine days, depending upon the temperature and moisture levels, according to the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association. Lower temperatures and higher moisture levels result in a longer curing time. Footer/foundation dimensions will be based on the size of the monument base proposed by the monument company and approved by the Cemetery Sexton.There is a charge of $50.00 per cubic foot for a footer/foundation. If we are able to put a full foundation in, and it does tip or settle, we will level it up at no cost.Copyright © 2020 Mendota Monument Company - 606 South Main Street - Mendota, Illinois 61342 - Phone: (800) 845-5809 - (815) 539-7276 Build a concrete form out of two-by-four lumber to the dimensions determined in Step 1. Contact the Cemetery Sexton to make arrangements for delivery and set-up.After a monument or marker has been placed in the cemetery, it may not be removed without permission from the Cemetery Sexton and/or Township Trustees.Bronze military/veteran’s markers are permitted. If there isn’t a good foundation underneath the memorial, it will tip or settle. A bronze military/veteran’s marker may be placed on a flush/ground marker (A footer/foundation is required). Here the concrete has been mixed and