There are times when additional lettering or the addition of a date is necessary to an existing monument. Mathieu Memorials provides quality, on-site sandblast lettering services. We make a “rub” of the stone with a special contact paper, and use a computer program so we can perfectly match the font, size, and spacing of the existing lettering on your family’s monument. The carving is performed at the cemetery, with no need to remove or disturb the memorial. Although we are happy to take orders throughout the year, we sandblast on-site from April to December due to the climate.
Etchings are another way for you to personalize your memorial. They can be done by an image provided by you or you may choose from the many designs we have in our showroom. Etchings can be done both by laser or by hand.
Leveling & Resetting Monuments
Mathieu Memorials offers monument leveling services. If an older stone in the cemetery is leaning, tipping, or has fallen, damage can occur to the monument. It can also be a potential safety hazard to those visiting the cemetery. We will remove the stone, re-level the foundation, and reset the monument.
Granite Monument Cleaning
As the years go by, monuments can become stained or dirty from pollen, tree sap, grass clippings, moss, algae, or climatic conditions. We are happy to clean your family’s memorial, which in most cases will restore the stone to its original condition. We use a combination of power washing equipment and gentle cleansers on the stones.
Types of Carvings
This type of carving adds dimension to your shape. It is frequently used on florals and leaves to give texture to the design.
This carving type is one dimensional and as the name implies, flat to the stone. There is no hollowing or texture to the design. This is used most commonly on a flush marker.
Sculptures are done by hand and provides you with a relief of the design.
Statues can also be added to the memorial to add that personal touch.
Granite Swan Memorials
344 Washington Avenue
North Haven, CT 06473
Tel: (203) 239-SWAN (7926)
Fax: (203) 239-7927