Peter C. DeLuca Funeral Home
features Wilbert Burial Vaults which is
the burial vault recommended by leading funeral directors
across the nation, and selected by more families than any
value of a Wilbert brand burial vault can be measured by the
peace of mind that a structurally sound, finely crafted burial
vault offers the family. The following is intended to give you
the information needed in making your vault selection.
Wilbert burial vaults are divided into three strength
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a Lined Burial Vault is Better!
engineering and advanced technology combines with hand
craftsmanship to produce every Wilbert vault. High-quality
structural concrete is the basis of our vaults' strength and
durability. Additional strength is added in the bonded
interior liners, made of high-impact thermoformed plastics
such as ABS Marbelon®, ABS Trilon® or Strentex®. Beauty and
additional strength are added with interior linings of
stainless steel, copper or bronze.
ABS Trilon® Plastic
Bronze, Copper or Stainless Steel Metal.
All Burial Receptacles Provide the Same Protection
are several factors that weigh upon a burial vault. For
instance, there is the heavy equipment necessary for
maintaining the cemetery grounds that pass over the burial
vault during cemetery operations. To keep the grave from
collapsing under the weight, a strong, durable vault is
is protection important?
a modern cemetery can require heavy equipment--a backhoe for
opening and closing graves, as well as tractors for
maintaining the grounds. A strong durable vault provides
greater protection from the weight of that equipment. All
Wilbert vaults are designed to help protect the casket from
There are several factors or types of loads that weigh upon a
burial vault. Understanding the types of loads and how they
each impact the burial vault is essential to understanding the
importance of a quality lined burial vault. Click on the three
images below to learn about resisting loads.
role does the vault play?
A well designed vault plays an important role at the
graveside, as the final resting place for the casket. The
strength and beauty of the vault adds an extra sense of
permanence and dignity to the graveside ceremony.
Happens At The Cemetery?
The following four steps illustrate the procedure which
normally takes place at the cemetery.
grave is opened and the burial vault is delivered and
casket is placed while family and friends gather for the
final graveside ceremony. The burial vault personalization
can be viewed on the cover.
the completion of the service, the Funeral Professional
will observe the final preparations for interment.
vault is then lowered into the ground. Later the grave
will be filled, the soil tamped.