Headstone Lettering Restoration

Meadowlark Memorials specializes in headstone lettering restoration. Memorial restoration can range from a light cleaning to a complete restoration of a large concrete or granite grave cover. Our Services include;

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  • Re-highlighting (painting) faded engravings and designs
  • Re-erecting Fallen or broken memorials
  • Replacement of damaged foundations (granite or concrete)
  • Replacement of grave covers (granite or concrete available)
  • Moss and lichen removal and prevention
  • Stain removal
  • Polishing chips and scratches
  • Replacing faded or broken portrait plaques
  • Replacing lost or broken lead lettering
  • Foundation leveling

For more information about our gravestone restoration services, or to obtain a price list, please contact us.

For examples of headstone lettering restoration and preservation work, please view our portfolio below.

Headstone Lettering Restoration

Headstone Lettering Restoration
Upright Memorial Restoration

Upright Restoration

Illustrated above are before and after photos of an upright grey granite memorial. As you can see from the first picture, the stone had heavy growth of lichens and moss. Even from a close distance the inscriptions were virtually unreadable.

The restored memorial is now fully legible. No pressure washers, acids or bleaches were used in the cleaning process.  Pressure washing a granite memorial could potentially cause damage. Although granite it the hardest memorial type used in the memorial industry, it is still susceptible to damage. A pressure washer with a high PSI could potentially cause damage to deep engravings.

Illustrated pictures: St. Luke’s Anglican Church Cemetery

Photo Credit: Carl Hughes

Grave Cover Restoration

Illustrated above is the restoration of a concrete grave cover. As you can see from the pictures above, the grave cover was heavily covered in moss and lichens.

No Pressure washers were used to clean the concrete grave cover.

Illustrated picture: Jewish Cemetery Victoria, British Columbia

Photo Credit: Carl Hughes

Headstone Lettering Restoration
Replacing Lead Lettering

Lead lettering

Illustrated above are before and after photos of a family name on the foot of a grave cover. Cemetery staff accidentally blew away four of the six letters with a pressure washer.

Meadowlark Memorial custom carved and shaped new lead letters for the grave cover.

Illustrated Photos: St. Luke’s Anglican Church Cemetery. Victoria, British Columbia

Photo Credit: Carl Hughes

Replacement of a Double Plot Concrete Grave Cover

Concrete Restoration

Illustrated above are before and after photos of a double plot grave cover restoration job. The concrete was old and had collapsed into the grave. The granite curbing had also sunk into the grave and was in need or re-leveling.

Meadowlark Memorials re-leveled and replaced al the concrete. The concrete was strengthened with reinforcing re-bar.

For more information about concrete restoration please contact us today

Illustrated Photos: St. Luke’s Anglican Church Cemetery. Victoria, BC

Photo Credit: Carl Hughes


Headstone Lettering Restoration
Headstone Lettering Restoration

Pillow Marker Treated and Refurbished

Displayed above are the before and after photos of a grey granite pillow marker. As you can see from the first picture, the stone had heavy growth of lichens and bacteria. The inscriptions were almost unreadable.

The restored pillow memorial is now fully legible. No sandblasting or other harsh cleaning methods were used.

Illustrated pictures: Royal Oak Burial Park

Photo Credit: Carl Hughes

Please call Meadowlark Memorials if you have any questions regarding restoration or preservation of cemetery monuments or any monumental structure.

 


Bronze-refurbishment

The above Picture displays before and after pictures of a bronze style grave marker that was refurbished in the Grove of Remembrance at Royal Oak Burial Park in Saanich, Victoria, British Columbia.

Illustrated pictures: Royal Oak Burial Park

Photo Credit: Carl Hughes

Please call Meadowlark Memorials if you have any questions regarding refurbishing bronze memorials.