Engineers we work with say that using MonuGrid is similar in concept to using a snowshoe. A snowshoe’s light materials make it easy to walk around, and they’re solid enough to spread the weight over a larger surface so that you can stay on the surface effortlessly. MonuGrid does exactly the same to a monument or flat marker, instantly. Spreading weight and reducing the stresses on the soil is exactly what you need to keep a monument of any size from shifting. Invest in MonuGrid today!
Flat markers are an important part of a cemetery and are often subject to sinking and settling. MonuGrid can be ordered for flat markers, specifically, which provides more length for a better fit and aesthetic.
Pouring concrete requires adequate planning and costs significantly more than MonuGrid, so for significant savings, our cemetery customers are creating full rows that will support several flat markers simultaneously. They can also reset a sunken flat marker easily in a matter of minutes.
We offer a full range of services that make your experience effortless when working with us. Our demand keeps growing for cemetery customers requiring engineering designs using MonuGrid to support new Columbarium.
The extremely talented Phil Perzia P.Eng., is the man responsible for much of the modern infrastructure we use today and we’re extremely happy to have access to his engineering skills and knowledge. Call us today if you’d like us to consult on your cemetery project.
We’re proud that MonuGrid is made from 100% recycled Low-Density Polyethylene(LDPE) which is commonly found in heavy-duty plastic bags. Using this plastic exclusively, makes MonuGrid flexible enough to stay malleable in extreme temperatures without breaking.
Once recycled, the plastic undergoes a thorough and complex manufacturing process called injection moulding. Taking the time to meticulously manufacture MonuGrid is what makes it stand out as one of the most durable plastics you’ll encounter. It will never decompose and will outlast virtually all other surfaces or foundations by years and years. This is why so many professional landscapers use our systems.
Step 1 Remove the leaning or fallen monument and excavate the old foundation deep enough so that MonuGrid can be installed at the same level as the grass.
Step 2 After levelling the excavated surface, install the appropriate amount of MonuGrid pieces required and check with a level again.
Step 3 Fill MonuGrid pieces to the top of the cells with clear/clean crushed stone. Clear/clean crushed stone is recommended for best performance and is easily found commonly at most landscaping and stone yards.
Step 4 Once you’ve filled the MonuGrid system with clear/clean crushed stone, reinstall the monument at the centre, and decorate the edges with grass or flowers. You’re done!
Step-by-step instructions for resetting a leaning or fallen monument.
Light & Easy to Carry
Weighing in at only 1.6kg per tile is one of the best features of MonuGrid. We’re amazed at how something so small can deflect so much weight!
Whether you need one piece for a flat marker, or ten pieces for a large upright monument, one person can carry the amount needed, effortlessly. Best of all, because you can detach individual pieces of only 20”x20” our customers are getting used to carrying a few pieces with them as they travel through the cemetery, resetting monuments as they notice them.
When the soil contained within MonuGrid is subjected to pressure, as in the case of a load support application, it causes lateral stresses on perimeter cell walls. The 3D zone of confinement reduces the lateral movement of soil particles while vertical loading on the contained infill results in high lateral stress and resistance on the cell-soil interface.
Take advantage of MonuGrid’s permeability to implement more sustainable practices within your cemetery. By having a permeable surface, not only is it reinforced with MonuGrid, it also allows water to flow back into the ground naturally. It reduces the amount of salt and sand needed in winter months and prevents more stormwater from going into sewers which eventually ends up polluting lakes and rivers.
In just a few simple steps, you can reset a monument quickly and easily because MonuGrid requires no concrete whatsoever. The only tools you’ll need are a shovel, rake and a level.
The unique soil retention system, combined with premium high-strength plastic makes it so that monument repairs are now effortless and require much less preparation and work. It will outlast and outperform concrete, the minute you install it.