When choosing a gravestone to commemorate a departed family member or loved one, it’s important you use a memorial mason in whom you have complete confidence to deliver a fitting tribute. There are many different ways to find a memorial mason when you’re arranging for a gravestone to be produced and erected. One good way is to ask family or friends for recommendations. Another way is to look for local masons who specialise in gravestones or memorial masonry in your local telephone directory or by searching on the internet. You should ask whether the mason you engage to produce your gravestone is a member of the National Association of Memorial Masons and ensure that they are covered by public liability insurance and employee liability insurance. That means that in the unlikely event of something going wrong, you will have official avenues for resolving any problems that arise with your gravestone.
A memorial mason will be able to show you the different types of stone and granite that are available for your gravestone, as well as telling you whether your preferred stone is suitable for your preferred design and the area in which it will be erected. They will be able to show you how factors such as weather, pollution and the surrounding environment will have an effect on the gravestone material of your choice.