WOW! What an awesome education I have received here. This was really helpful to me in making decisions not only for myself but for my parents pre-burial planning. The funeral home that I had visited recently, did mention the gasket seal of the casket. They also promoted the 18 gauge steel caskets. Now I know what I am looking for. The only problem I have to contend with now is the vault requirement by the cemetery. It was suggested to me to get a fiberglass casket so no vault is needed. But I don’t think the cemetery is going to go for that. I will be looking at wooden caskets and purchasing the cheapest vault available. Where do I look for my states embalming requirements? I never did like the idea of embalming. Thank you, Thank you for this site!