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Monument Setting

Modern granite monuments are usually constructed from two pieces of granite. The upper headstone section, or die, sits on top of a base stone. The die and base are joined together with monument setting compound, (suppliers list). This compound is similar in texture to window glazing putty, or a very thick dough. Unfortunately it does not provide for structural support, but is designed to fill a void and prevent moisture entry.

Gravestone Resetting

The word gravestone can imply varying things to different people.

Pertaining to the process of gravestone resetting, we are describing a one piece tablet stone. One piece tablets are monolithic, and are installed is setting them partially underground. The above ground section of stone, which we normally see, may be only one half of the gravestone total size.