What is a Vault and is one required?

A vault or outer burial container encases the casket that is used for burial.  The casket is lowered into the vault at the graveside.  The vault or outer burial container helps to support the ground above it and helps prevent damage to the casket.  The state does not require a vault.  However, each cemetery depending on their rules and regulations may require it.  SouthCare can help determine if the cemetery requires a vault and we offer vaults in many cases at a much lower price than many cemeteries if one is required.