From the moment you sign off on a final memorial design until the stone is set in the cemetery, our usual installation period is 90–120 days. This relates to monuments that are currently in stock in the United States. If you choose a stone that is not in stock, it may take more than 120 days for the granite to arrive in the United States. In that case, we will notify you when your monument is ready for delivery.
In addition to installing physical monuments, we also install virtual monuments online via our website or through our mobile app. Virtual monuments can be erected quickly (within 24 hours) and they offer some protection against damage or theft. They are perfect for expressions of sympathy or as memorials for pets who have been lost. Virtual monuments are defined by etching "In Memory Of" on one side of the rock and including a photo on the other. When you complete an order through our website, an image of your choice will appear on the site once it has been approved by us.
Virtual monuments are installed directly onto the grave site or into a corresponding metal container frame that is then placed on top of the soil. The depth of the container depends on the size of the monument being ordered; most often it is about 1.5 feet deep. Grave markers are also available in bulk quantities for group burial sites.
Physical and virtual monuments are made from natural granites that are hand-selected for color and texture.
While certain granites are tougher than others, ANY granite will survive indefinitely. As a result, your granite memorial should have the same appearance and weight now as it would in 100,000 years or more. Of course, exposure to heat and humidity WILL cause damage to your marker over time, so keep this in mind when choosing a location for it. Also, be sure to include the exact date that you want your stone to represent in the year AD.
In general, older markers tend to be heavier and better quality stone than those placed recently. Newer stones may appear white instead of grayish-blue because they are made from lower quality material or even concrete. Even though newer stones are usually cheaper, they do not last as long because there is no gold used in their manufacture like with traditional markers.
The life expectancy of a granite marker depends on many factors such as size, weight, type of cut, temperature, humidity, etc. Markers up to about 2 feet (60 cm) high and 4 pounds (1.8 kg) average weigh will last between 50,000 and 200,000 years depending on how they are treated after being placed in the ground. Larger sizes and weights often come with special packaging to avoid damage during transit.
In general, the creation time for a marble sculpture statue is between 10 and 30 days. Furthermore, it is dependent on the material kind, product styles, carving forms, and product dimensions. For example, a small-scale statue can be created in less than 10 days while a large-size one could take several months.
Marble is a hard stone that doesn't absorb water or oil like some other materials do. This means that any organic material embedded in the marble will eventually get removed by bacteria or natural elements such as air, water, and light. Over time, the marble statue will appear more antique-looking as any original paint or varnish will wear off.
The quality of your final product will depend on many factors. If you choose good materials to start with, then you should have no problems creating a beautiful statue. Also, using a good cutting tool will make sure that your work has smooth edges without any jagged corners. Finally, professional help may be needed if you want your statue to look perfect upon completion.
On average, it takes about 10 days to create a marble statue. However, depending on the size and type of project you have, this time frame might change slightly. With careful planning and meticulous attention to detail, a skilled artist can create a high-quality piece in a short amount of time.
George Washington's Monument When work on the Monument started in 1848, marble had displaced sandstone as Washington's chosen building stone. Workers raised the monument to a height of 152 feet in the first six years, utilizing marble from a quarry just north of Baltimore near Texas, MD. The original weight of the marble portion of the monument was 2,700 pounds.
That's not all they used! There is also iron inside the Washington Monument, used to hold it up. Have you ever wondered how the top of the monument is still visible even though there are so many layers covering it? Well, the iron inside the monument holds up each layer, keeping the monument standing tall.
You can see some of the iron parts of the monument by going to the National Museum of American History in Washington D.C. They have an exhibit called "In God We Trust: The Religious Life of George Washington." It contains some of the items that made their way into the museum after being used during the construction of the monument.
The entire monument was painted white before it was unveiled in 1855 in honor of Washington's birthday. It took four years and $500,000 to complete the project.
Since its completion, changes have been made to the interior of the monument, most notably in 1872 when James W. Marshall removed excess iron from around the upper part of the statue of Washington to make room for additional stones.
Nineteen years From 1922 to 1931, construction took nine years and cost the equivalent of US $250,000 (equal to $3,600,000 in 2020). On October 12, 1931, the monument was dedicated. It stands at over 20 feet (6 m) tall and weighs approximately 15 tons.
The statue is by American artist H. Richard Nolle who also designed the centerpiece of the Chicago World's Fair of 1893. The bronze used for the statue was donated by the United States after they won the bid to host the Olympics.
The statue is currently located in the Olympic Park but will be moved to its permanent home, the Olympic Stadium, when it is completed for the 2016 Summer Olympics.
It's worth mentioning that the statue has been involved in several incidents during its existence. In 1982, it was blown up by terrorists but later rebuilt. In 2004, it was stolen but recovered a few days later.
The statue matters because it is a part of history. It shows how much money was spent back then and it is an example of international cooperation. The statue also matters because it is a piece of art itself.