Gutjahr Systemtechnik is a leading manufacturer of reliable drainage, ventilation and flooring decoupling systems for balconies, terraces and interior applications. Since its establishment in 1989, it has concentrated on developing practical solutions that ensure easy installation and lasting protection of floor surfaces. With a range of more than 300 products, Gutjahr has recorded consistent growth in Germany as well as in a host of neighbouring European countries.
Walter Gutjahr, the company founder, laid the foundation for this success in the nineteen-eighties. Through his experience as a master tile layer and building expert for the Cologne Chamber of Handicrafts, he knew just how easily balconies and terraces fall victim to negative influences that damage both their substance and appearance. Reacting to the situation, he applied for a patent for the forerunner of today’s successful product AquaDrain FE+. That was the birth of the first capillary breaking drain mat that is easy to install and provides lasting protection of ceramic surfaces. In 2002, the system for capillary breaking drainage was included in the new leaflet for outdoor surfacing of the Zentralverband des Deutschen Baugewerbes (ZDB) (Central Federation for the German Building Trade).
About the Products
Gutjahr Systemtechnik provides systems for three areas of application, including drainage systems for terraces, balconies and floors of parking levels, which drain, ventilate and decouple, while, at the same time, serving as substrates for fixed and floating floor surfaces. Also indoors, where Watec 2E offers ceramic surfaces long-lasting protection by providing decoupling and ventilation. And finally, Gutjahr’s drainage mat systems, such as AquaDrain BF, for standard low door thresholds and non-elevated transitions on balconies and terraces.