Types of Burial Plots

Posted on October 27, 2022 by Sinai Memorial Chapels, Inc under Jewish Funeral Home
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Types of Burial Plots & Factors Affecting the Burial Plot Costs: Sinai Memorial Chapels Cemetery Brokers

Making the decision to bury a loved one is a difficult one. Choosing the right type of burial plot and knowing the factors that can affect the price of a burial plot can make the process a little easier to give your loved one a final resting place.


Different Types of Burial Plots

Single Burial Plot Or Individual Plot

If you are in the market for a burial plot and don’t want to spend too much money, single space burial plots might be a good option. They are simple, affordable and hassle-free – perfect for those who only have one grave to fill up. However, they can be quite small so make sure that you choose the right type of plot if you’re planning on burying more than one person. Single space cremation plots also offer simplicity and affordability but there is no funeral service or memorial ceremony involved.


Companion Plots or Side by Side

Two side-by-side plots are often the most popular option because they can accommodate up to 8 graves. Make sure you know about any restrictions or conditions that may apply before buying a burial plot – some cemeteries do not allow grave shifting or memorialization of pets on their plots. If you need more space than what is offered by a standard plot, consider buying a burial plot with extra room on either side.

Remember to have your property surveyed to ensure compatibility before making a purchase.


Family Plots

Mini plots are perfect for 2-5 people and regular plots are good for 6 or more. If you are looking for a gravesite that is truly unique and expresses your personality, then a family burial plot is the perfect choice for you!


Plots for Cremated Remains

When planning to bury the cremated remains of a loved one, there are a few things you need to consider. You can choose from burial plots in cemeteries or gravestone parks, depending on your preferences and needs. A grave liner is another option that can help protect the ground beneath the remains while they’re resting in peace.


Lawn Crypts

Lawn crypts are a popular burial plot option for many people as they are not only affordable, but also provide the convenience of being buried near family and loved ones. Garden crypts offer an extra-large area for graves, so if this is important to you then head to your local cemetery and ask about plots and the cost before making your choice. You can also choose a lawn crypt if you want more space than a garden crypt provides.


Mausoleum Crypts

A mausoleum crypt is usually the most expensive type of plot and also has the widest range of sizes – perfect if you are looking for a large space. Some are large enough for several caskets and graves, while others are suitable for just one family member or friend with a choice of an underground grave or above ground.


Veteran Plots

There is a Veteran’s Pre-need Program that can help you with this process and some cemeteries also offer further discounts or offers and take care of many funeral arrangements such as funeral services and gravesite headstones etc.


Plots for Green Burials

If you are thinking of having a green burial, then choose a cemetery plot that is mixed with compost. This will help reduce the environmental impact of burial in general. Always consult with the cemetery about their specific requirements, as some cemeteries may require grave markers or headstones made from environmentally-friendly materials.


Pre-Owned Burial Plots

Pre-owned cemeteries are a great option for those looking to get their burial plot without any hassles. To purchase an already dug grave, you can choose to go through the cemetery or look for suppliers online.


Plot Brokers Take On Factors Affecting Burial Plot Prices

It’s important to consider a number of factors that can affect the cost of a burial plot. Location is obviously a big one, along with the plot size and number of grave sites. The closer to town, the higher the price may be. Plot size affects how much burial plot you can purchase at one time. Remember to also look into amenities such as access to services and parking around the plot you purchase and additional benefits like privacy and security.



We hope you are able to make an informed decision about the plot that is right for you. If you have any questions or comments, please contact our funeral home today to learn more about our different cemetery plots options available for you.



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