To insure strict quality control requirements many Cemeteries have restrictions regarding
the size, style, location and materials being used as memorials. Be sure to see if your cemetery has any restrictions such
as those listed above. Many dig and pour all foundations for all monuments erected in the cemetery. They provide this service
to insure that all foundations be uniform and to help supplement the income of the cemetery. They do not allow private companies
to pour foundations on their grounds.
Foundation charges vary greatly from cemetery to cemetery.
In cemeteries that do not provide a foundation service FRANKFORT MONUMENT will provide this service for all monuments bought
from our firm for a charge of $60.00 per square foot ($100.00 Minimum)* within a 25 mile radius of Frankfort where
permitted. For all other foundations certain travel charges will apply.
* = Additional charges may apply on mausoleums, ledgers and other specialty stones or when
gravesite is located on extreme hills or other difficult landscapes.
TO FIGURE YOUR FOUNDATION FEE
You must find the square footage of your base. To find this
you must multiply the length of the base times the width of the base. (EXAMPLE: 48" x 12" = 576 square inches)
have the square inches you need to divide this number by 144 to give you the square footage. (EXAMPLE: 576 sq. in. divided
by 144 = 4 sq. ft.)
Multiply the square footage by the rate per square foot (EXAMPLE: 4 sq. ft. x $60.00 per sq. ft. =
$240.00) This figure is for a concrete foundation poured even with the ground surface not for a granite base. To insure that
all of our monuments stand straight for eternity we prefer to pour our own foundations. We pay extra careful attention to
the depth and the final finish of the foundation to insure no problems in the setting stage of the memorial.