What is a Burial Vault?

A burial vault is a lined and sealed outer receptacle that houses the casket. A reinforced burial vault provides the casket with long-lasting protection against the elements and physical conditions such as ground water, heavy equipment and stacked burial sites. The burial vault also keeps the ground intact, preserving the beauty of the memorial park. Most cemeteries in British Columbia now require a burial vault.

Fraserway Prekast Urn and Burial Guide

Why Select a Reinforced Burial Vault?

There are three types of burial receptacles: the dome container, the grave box and the reinforced burial vault. A Wilbert® lined burial vault will provide the best protection available for your loved ones. Years after you select a reinforced burial vault the integrity of the casket and the grave site will be intact. The Wilbert® reinforced burial vault is made of the same concrete used for buildings. They are reinforced with a durable plastic or a combination of plastic and metal.

Brochure: Why choose a reinforced burial vault?


A columbarium is an above-ground structure designed for small vaults to accommodate cremation urns. Niches are the compartments in columbaria that hold interments. It is a cost effective and space saving product to maximize cemetery real-estate.

Fraserway Prekast Ltd. have two styles of Columbarium Units. A 48 niche unit with each individual space measuring 13.5” x 13.5” x 11.5” and a 60 niche unit with spaces that measure 10” x 10” x 10”. The roof and sides are available in granite, exposed aggregate, and finished concrete. Each niche is lined with A.B.S. plastic for strength and durability. Niche facings are made of granite and are available in various colour options. We will deliver, assemble and install each Columbarium Unit.

Please call us to find out about pricing for your next Columbarium Unit.


An ossuary is a communal scattering place. A sealed concrete container or vault is buried underground and a tube connects it to the granite monument at the surface. Ashes are poured down the tube into the container and a bronze memorial can be placed on the monument.

We have many different sizes and styles of ossuary. Call our office today for more details.

Burial Vaults

The role of a burial vault is to protect the casket. A lined burial vault prevents water, bugs and other elements from destroying the casket

Burial Vaults

Crypts & Liners

Grave boxes come in single, double and various other options. Fraserway Prekast holds an Enhanced CSA Precast Concrete Certification as required by The Canadian Standards Association (CSA).

Crypts & Liners

Urn Vaults

For those who prefer a cremation, there are many options. Many cemeteries require the urn to be in an urn vault, or ossuary. A cremation urn vault is a lined and sealed outer receptacle that houses the cremation urn, protecting it from the weight of the earth, cemetery maintenance equipment and subsoil elements.

Urn Vaults