Though it is not a law in Connecticut, the cemeteries in this area require an "Outer Burial Container", which is placed in the grave, to prevent settlement of the earth. The casket is placed inside this container, a lid is placed on top and the grave is closed (filled in). The construction of these containers vary, but they are usually made of reinforced concrete and lined with different materials to make them a sealed unit protecting the casket.
During the week, most cemeteries are open for reasonable business hours. There may be extra charges for Saturday burials, and most cemeteries do not make burials on Sundays or holidays.
For several reasons, some cemeteries in this area close for all burials during the winter. If the cemetery were to be closed, the casketed body would be placed in a winter receiving vault to await the opening of the cemetery for burials. At that time, usually in the spring, final committal services may be held.