Glenda Taylor


Glenda Taylor is a contractor and a construction-industry writer. She enjoys life on a farm in the Midwest with her husband and their five Saint Bernard "children."

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JUNE 27, 2017 | TUESDAY
The Dos and Don'ts of Mixing Concrete

Concrete holds a place of honor in both the professional construction and do-it-yourself worlds. When mixed correctly, this simple combination of aggregate, cement, and water becomes stro...

JUNE 26, 2017 | MONDAY
Solved! What to Do If Your AC Stops Cooling

Q: I've just turned on the air conditioner for the summer, but have yet to get comfortable. The appliance circulates air, but nothing refreshingly chill. Why is my air conditioner not...

JUNE 23, 2017 | FRIDAY
All You Need to Know About Coffered Ceilings

Inspired by a Baroque and early Renaissance architectural style in which a roof's framework exposed overhead beams crossing at different angles, today's public buildings and priva...

JUNE 16, 2017 | FRIDAY
How To: Use a Table Saw

Anyone serious about woodworking or DIY eventually wants to add a table saw to their power tool arsenal. Named for the table that supports the material being cut, the table saw is an exce...

JUNE 16, 2017 | FRIDAY
5 Simple Fixes for Worn Concrete

Concrete is one of the most durable construction materials around, but faulty installation, everyday wear and tear, exposure to chemicals, and even the hazards of extreme temperatures can...

How To: Mud Drywall

"Mudding," the process of applying multiple thin coats of drywall compound to the joints and screw indentations in newly hung drywall, sounds messy—and it is. But when done corr...

MAY 23, 2017 | TUESDAY
Renew a Wood Fence in Just 3 Steps

Do you have a flaking eyesore of a fence that plagues the perimeter of your property? While there are no shortcuts to a quality prep job, using the right tools and techniques greatly redu...

MAY 23, 2017 | TUESDAY
The Right Way to Seal Concrete

Concrete is one of the most popular construction materials around, and for good reason: It’s affordable, structurally sound, and versatile enough to use for everything from garage floors ...

MAY 22, 2017 | MONDAY
The 15 Smartest and Smallest DIYs You Can Do for Your Home

You don’t have to spend a lot of time and effort to keep your house in top condition. Some of the best improvement projects don’t require pulling permits or hiring pros. We’ve put togethe...

MAY 20, 2017 | SATURDAY
All You Need to Know About German Smear

Worn-down bricks make any home look unfashionable and outdated. Instead of shelling out big bucks to repaint their exterior, homeowners can consider an affordable DIY upgrade: applying Ge...