When making funerary sculptures, pantheons, tombstones, and tombs, there are many variables that are considered. The main one is the duration, followed by the finish and of course, the budget. Granite and marble tombs are the most common natural stones of the funeral market. However, they are not only used for this purpose. Over time, these natural stones have had various uses and have been a crucial part of history through monuments we see to this day.
The role of natural stones in history
Natural stones are the oldest material that man has used. In the paleolithic stones were molded to become decorative elements or tools and were very popular thanks to their strength and duration. The tendency to use these stones was maintained, and that is why we can still evidence its presence in cathedrals and historical monuments.
What are the types of natural stones?
There are porous and non-porous stones, granite, marble, stones, and sandstones. There are also the limestone stones that are those that have no defect in their composition, and those that have it are called grana gordas.
How to know which gravestone to choose?
In reality, the answer varies a lot depending on the area in which the cemetery is. Humidity, rains, heat, and wind are the main threats to these stones and although it is true that they will not lay a stone, what they can do is to affect it to the point where its structure breaks or leaks are created. Water to destroy it inside.
How to prevent memorial plaques from deteriorating?
Regardless of the type of stone or material of the grave, the only way it can last without losing its shape is by performing an annual maintenance cleaning in which dust and dirt accumulated with special water machinery are eliminated. If the tomb of some family member is in poor condition, he reserves a cleaning of graves to avoid that the place where homage is paid and reminded of your loved ones has a funeral, dirty and colorless appearance.