What Concrete mix is best to use for a grave marker?

by Kan24162518
im wanting to make a grave marker,what kind of concrete mix is the best?i want it to last a long time.or what else will work?

  5 answers
  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Jul 10, 2017

    If this is for a real grave marker, check any regulations for the cemetery where your marker may go. I would truly recommend that you go to a stone yard, where you can pick out a whole slab of marble or granite. Don't buy a slab, of course, but tell whoever helps you that you want a piece about 3' wide and 4' tall or smaller. Then look at the scraps and sink cutouts they might have. This stone would be permanent but much cheaper than a real tombstone. Then you could carve, etch, paint, make a transfer, create a stencil, or mount a plaque on the stone. Just one idea. Best wishes 😇

    • Kan24162518 Kan24162518 on Jul 10, 2017

      thanks for your reply,,i have a granite plaque that i want to set in concrete that would hold the plaque in place,that's why i want to know what is the best concrete to do it with.

  • Debi Debi on Jul 10, 2017

    Again, as suggested above, if this something you intend to permanently set in a real private or county cemetery, you should check with the cemetery manager to find out what is allowed. I manage a local county cemetery and we require only professional stone/marker setters to install such items. There are certain depth and thicknesses of cement required in order to keep the concrete from moving, buckling, or pushing up during inclement weather.

    • Kan24162518 Kan24162518 on Jul 10, 2017

      i checked with the cemetery and i'm ok doing what i want to do.i had a granite made and i want to put in concrete permanently ,as i stated it's a grave marker not a headstone.

  • Mere Mere on Sep 08, 2022

    Don't know concrete mix

  • Mere Mere on Sep 08, 2022

    What concrete mix do I use