CARING FOR THE GRAVES OF YOUR ANCESTORS
RESTORING THE PAST
The several types and styles of gravestones cut, carved and erected over the centuries requires a unique approach on how to repair and restore any given memorial. HNER is experienced in identifying the unique issues with each gravestone as it relates to craftsmanship, type of stone and the extent and nature of the damage of the monument. HNER is prepared to restore any issue, whether caused by natural occurrences or by acts of vandalism.
Old monuments become discolored after decades and centuries of exposure to the elements. Dirt and other pollutants slowly seep their way into the pores of the stones. HNER is highly experienced at removing these pollutants, and cleaning the monuments to the condition they were in the day they were set into the ground. HNER uses the highest quality products that do not utilize any acids, salts or high powered water sprays, instead using a natural, biological solution which protects the stone while allowing for it to be thoroughly cleaned.
HNER also provides a genealogical service that will map out a person's family tree. This provides both information on the lives of those from which a person descends but also will help locate their ancestors' final resting places. These monuments are landmarks to lives once lived. Cleaning and restoring the stone is only part of the experience. Coupling restoration with meaningful genealogical and historical research completes the picture of the monument and the life it memorializes..