Water, Water & Water vs Built Structures

It is commonly believed that if an object or structure is simply protected from the outdoor elements that it will then be preserved forever. Unfortunately this is only partially true, as there are multiple factors that can contribute to the breakdown and decay of nearly everything built by humans.

A State of Decay

A large percentage of the stones found in Cemeteries, burying grounds and graveyards are in an advanced state of decay. Many factors have combined to contribute to this degraded condition. Acid rain and localized pollution have combined, along with the elements of nature, to greatly increase the speed at which many landmarks are being defaced or lost altogether. Land development has infringed on graveyards and diminished their historic perspective.