Gravestones – Proper Care

Improper Gravestone Handling

Proper gravestone care is something we take very seriously at GraveCareBusiness.com.

Gravestones, especially older gravestones can be porous and fragile. Harsh handling of fragile gravestones can cause irreparable damage. We try our best to put forward the most up-to-date acceptable practices in gravestone care.

I was in a cemetery recently where the gravestones dated back to the early 1800’s. Many of the stones were common fieldstones marking unlabeled grave sites. Other headstones were modern granite carvings with easy to read names and dates.

One of the gravestones had very faint lettering. The backside of the grave marker was especially difficult to read.Chalked Gravestone

Unfortunately, someone had dusted the marker with powdered chalk in an effort to better read the lettering. It’s very unsettling when I see a grave marker with chalk (and in some cases, shaving cream). These are old-timey practices that supposedly help people read names and dates off headstones. Although chalk makes it marginally clearer to read inscriptions on gravestones, it leaves a very unsightly look to the stone. If not washed away promptly, chalk can remain in gravestone crevices for an extended period of time.

Old Gravestone Damage

In the Grave Care Business Course, we have dedicated one section to the proper care of gravestones. Included, is a tutorial on methods you can use to examine hard-to-read grave markers. There is no need to use chalk.

Old Headstone Damage

If you have ever thought about starting your own Grave Care Business, it will pay you to use correct practices in Grave and Tombstone care. For more information about our Grave Care Business Course, please read through our website. You can order the course directly and it will be shipped out to you, normally, within 1 business day.

We love cemeteries and gravestones. We want to do what we can to make sure they are properly cared for.

Please let us know if you have any question.

Keith
www.GraveSiteBusiness.com

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