Headstone Repair and Conservation
What is headstone conservation?
We typically refer to the work we do on headstones as headstone conservation. In short this means that we try to conserve or preserve as much of the original monument as we are able. This also means that we don’t recommend replacing a historic monument with a new monument. The end product of our work will not make the headstone look new, but rather keep as many of the original attributes of the original headstone intact for as many years as possible. Outside of the industry, many people refer to the work we do as headstone repair, however we prefer the verbiage headstone conservation.
What products do you use for your conservation work?
We use lime products to infill, re-set and patch headstones. Depending on the situation, we also use epoxies, gravel, crushed stone and sand.
What are the prices for conserving a headstone?
As each headstone is unique and therefore we provide proposals on headstone basis. Whether you are looking to conserve one headstone or several hundred, we will analyze and photograph each headstone to determine the best conservation method. Call us at 717-823-0277 to discuss your needs.
Click here to see some photographs of past projects.
Here are some typical styles of monuments we encounter and work on when doing our conservation work.