Bronze Plaques, Grave Markers & More
CR Bronzeworks F.A.Q.
What to Expect
Many of our customers have never ordered something as unique or custom as a bronze plaque or marker. Because of this we wanted to let you know what you can expect from the order process, to the product delivery.
The entire process for bronze plaques and grave markers from start to finish can take any where from 4-6 weeks (for less customized designs) to 8-12 weeks (for additional customization or sculpting).
|1 •||We receive your order or inquiry via email, phone or fax.
|2 •||Our artists will produce a free layout of your custom marker.
|3 •||Once you approve the final layout your marker order will be sent to the shop for pre-production.
*The pre-production process may include custom drawings, digital layouts, polymer stamp creation or hand sculpted art.
|4 •||Finally all the art pieces and layouts will be cast in bronze and finished to your specifications.
|5 •||When the entire process is complete, we will ship to the specified location for installation. Note: For grave marker installation contact your cemetery for installation information or specifications.
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Other frequently asked questions:
What is the cost to install?
Will the granite foundation be custom ordered?
What if the cemetery also offers granite foundations?
Are there size requirements to the foundations?
What if the cemetery requires the bronze marker and granite foundation already mounted and ready to install?
How is it shipped and what is the turnaround time?
Can I purchase the granite foundation locally and install myself?
How do I install the marker myself?
All of our bronze markers have a pre-drilled lug in each of the four corners on the back side of the marker. You will receive a bolt pack with the bronze marker. Each package contains four 5″ long 3/8″ diameter bronze bolts, 4 large washers and 4 nuts to use to fasten the bronze to the foundation.
You simply screw the bolts into each of the lugs. Be careful not to over tighten them. You may need to tap the end of the bolts slightly to make them more perpendicular to the marker.
Once all of the bolts have been screwed into the back of the marker, then align them up with the 4 pre-drilled holes in your granite foundation. Typically the holes in the granite are 1″ in diameter giving you room to adjust the bronze to make it align nicely with the granite. If you are using a 4″ thick granite slab, the bolts will go all the way through the granite so that you can secure the bronze to the granite using the 4 washers and nuts provided.