Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-9-5 - Details of burial structures

Current through Register Vol. 40, No. 39, September 30, 2021

In the design of burial structures the following details must be included:

(a) The structure must be so designed that each cell or crypt shall be readily accessible for inspection by persons authorized to make such inspection before final interment.
(b) Each crypt shall be so designed that it can be sealed to prevent odors from reaching the public space or corridor of the mausoleum.
(c) In case a ventilation and drainage system is provided, the system must be one acceptable to the department. The minimum size of pipes for either ventilation or drainage shall be 1 1/2 inches and the ventilation or drainage from one crypt shall not pass through another.
(d) In case a sealed crypt is used without pipes for drainage or ventilation the inner surface of the crypt and crypt sealing slab shall be made air and moisture proof by a protective coating of an approved paint. A paint having a bituminous base is recommended and if necessary to proper drying and bonding to the concrete surface, it shall be applied hot.
(e) No live air spaces smaller in size than will allow for thorough inspection and repairing of joints from the inside of said air spaces will be allowed, except the pipes for ventilation and drainage of crypts.
(f) Hollow walls shall be sealed so as to make the air space "dead."
(g) Any burial structure intended for public or community use shall be provided with some type of heating system acceptable to the department.
(h) In the case of public mausoleums, or those with a corridor or chapel, suitable ventilation, independent of the above, and directly connected to the outside air, shall be provided.
(i) Special attention will be given to such details as: Depth and width of foundations; size and spacing of reinforcing steel; materials and methods used in construction of roof; permanence of material used for exterior of walls as determined by these for absorption of moisture; materials used for window and door sash, grills, gates, etc.; materials and method used in anchoring or tying walls together where they are made up of two or more independent walls, materials for concrete plaster, mortar, etc.


Kan. Admin. Regs. § 28-9-5
Authorized by K.S.A. 17-1324; effective Jan. 1, 1966.

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