Our Services

Gravestone Transformations is a historic cemetery conservator and passionate about preserving family history.

That’s why we offer a variety of ways to remember and honor family members for generations to come.

Gravestone Transformations - Member of the Association For Gravestone Studies

Repair and Resetting Services

Depending on a cemeteries terrain, as well as, a memorials foundation, monuments can lean over time. That uneven settling can be stressful on any gravestone; whether a single tablet or one made of multiple pieces.

Stabilization techniques can be used to retain the structural integrity of a gravestone with minimal intervention to its historic architecture.

With proper monument maintenance, our ancestor’s historical artifact can be preserved for many generations to come.

Before repairing or resetting a stone, we perform an assessment. The assessment determines the best technique to use that will slow the deterioration process and preserve the stone.

Preservation Assessments We Perform:
  • Monument Examination
  • Mortar Examination
  • Preservation Technique Assessment
  • Stability Assessment
Types of Repairs We Perform:
  • Level Bases
  • Level Footstones, Headstones, Tablets, etc.
  • New Cast Slotted Bases
  • Repair Footstones, Headstones, Tablets, etc.
  • Reset Broken or Tilted Markers

Cleaning Services

Outdoor elements can offer unique challenges to various types of gravestones. Bird droppings, for example, can leave permanent stains on certain types of stone.

Plant life can lead to the deterioration of a stone by trapping moisture on and under the gravestone’s surface. Moisture can then lead to the natural growth of organic materials.

Organic materials, such as, algae, fungi, lichen and mold can dissolve concrete, limestone, marble and sandstone with acid secretions. Their acid can also dissolve mortar.

Granite, which is commonly used today for its durability, is still susceptible to outdoor elements and deterioration. It just takes longer for the same effects to show.

Before cleaning a stone, we perform an assessment. The assessment determines what type of stone it is and if it can be cleaned. If a stone shows signs of deterioration, cleaning it could do it more harm.

Please note that not all types of stones can be cleaned in the same manner. Sandstone is an example of a stone we would perform a light cleaning on followed by a biocide to remove biological growth without causing deterioration of the monument.

Types of Cleaning We Perform:
  • Deep or Initial Cleaning
  • Follow-up Cleaning
Types of Stone We Clean:
  • Bronze
  • Concrete Bases
  • Granite
  • Limestone
  • Marble
  • Sandstone
  • Slate
Types of Memorials We Clean:
  • Benches
  • Footstones
  • Headstones
  • Mausoleums
  • Monuments
  • Placards
  • Statues
  • Tombs
  • Urns

Cleaning Packages

Pricing varies. It depends on the material of the stone and what type of cleaning can be performed, such as a light or deep cleaning; as well as, whether a biocide treatment is used.  It also depends on the size of the monument and if other items are to be cleaned, such as, footstones and urns. Other services can be combined; such as, Maintenance Services, Decorating Services, Photography and/or Location Services.

Before and after photos are included as part of the cleaning packages.

Maintenance Services

Mowing and general maintenance of the grounds are responsibilities of the cemeteries. However, individual gravesite maintenance is not their responsibility, nor is the condition of each monument.

Even if you live in the area where your loved ones are buried, it’s difficult to tend to every generation’s gravesites. It makes it even more difficult, if you don’t live in the area.

That’s why we provide various maintenance services to care for your loved ones place of rest.

Proper maintenance of monuments, as well as, the plant life surrounding it is very important. You want to reduce the potential hazards that could lead to the deterioration of your ancestor’s monuments.

Maintenance services can be purchased with the purchase of an initial deep cleaning. Estimates are not required with the purchase of maintenance services, as long as we did the initial deep cleaning. When we provide an initial deep cleaning estimate, we will assess the monument and surrounding area at that time.

Please note that maintenance services are subject to cemetery restrictions. For example, not all cemeteries allow artificial floral arrangements. These are the type of things we discuss during the assessment and estimate process.

Types of Maintenance We Perform:
  • Debris Removal
  • Landscaping
  • Mulching
  • Placement of Silk Flowers
  • Planting of Live Flowers or Seeds
  • Pruning of Bushes or Shrubs
  • Urn Planting
  • Weeding

Maintenance Packages

Pricing varies. It depends on the number of times per year you’d like maintenance, as well as, the other services you’d like to include; such as, Cleaning Services and/or Decorating Services.

Decorating Services

Decorating a gravesite is a way to pay tribute to a loved one, as well as, a way to make their resting place special.

We provide a number of ways to decorate an ancestor’s gravesite. Even though our regular working months are April through October, we honor requests for Christmas grave decorations.

Stock and custom-made decorations can be purchased separately, without purchasing a package. Our products can be displayed as yard and garden ornaments, as well as, gravesite decorations. Please note that shipping costs will be applied for all mail-order items. For a full list of our stock and custom-made products, click HERE.

Types of Decorating We Perform:
  • Custom-made Decorations
  • Flags
  • Grave Blankets
  • Grave Pillows
  • Seasonal Decorations
  • Solar lights
  • Special Occasion Floral Decorations