Joe Norton

Joe Norton is a hardscape professional who owns a business designing and building walls, patios and walkways, and writes about hardscaping.


  • Hardscape professional designing and building walls, patios, and walkways
  • Owner of Norton Stoneworks, a hardscape business
  • Regularly contributed hardscaping content to The Spruce



 Joe Norton was a writer for The Spruce covering the subject of hardscaping, the man-made features used in landscape architecture, like stone paths and walls. 

Norton is a hardscape professional who has worked as a mason and tile setter in places like the coast of Maine and the islands of Hawaii. In 2002 he founded Norton Stoneworks, and now designs and builds walls, patios, and walkways all over the state of Maine. 


Norton earned his Bachelor of Science from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Expertise: Hardscaping, designing and building walls, patios, walkways
Education: Lesley University
Location: Boothbay, Maine
Title: Hardscape Professional

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