When you purchase a monument it is important to note that the setting process is just as important as the selection and design processes. Why? Because it is not uncommon for monuments to settle, lean, or even sink over time. And, while you can't prevent these actions from occuring, you can select a monument company that guarantees their setting process and promises to raise or straighten the monument at no additional charge.
SO, no matter where you are shopping for your memorial, it is imporant to ask the following questions:
1) Do you place a foundation underneath your monuments?
2) If so, what type of foundation do you use?
3) Do you guarantee your setting work?
4) If so, what are the steps I need to take if my monument begins to settle or lean?
At Emerson Monument Company we dig a footing and place a dry pour foundation underneath each and every stone we set. We guarantee this method and will go correct your monument if it ever settles, sinks, or leans.
If you have had the unfortunate experience of purchasing at a company that does not guarantee the quality of their work or has since gone out of business, please give us a call and we will be happy to discuss our ability to provide such services to you.